Senior Account Manager
Rabiah Ahmed is a media relations and communications professional with more than 20 years of experience. She is the founder of Mirza PR and has spent most of her career advancing interfaith understanding and community development.
Rabiah has held communications management positions with various policy organizations, aid and development charities, and civil rights groups in the DC area. She has served as a spokesperson for her many different clients and has been interviewed by BBC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, NPR, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, among many others.
From a young age, she knew that she wanted to pick a career path that would increase understanding of her faith and change the narrative about her community. To this end, she majored in communications at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and completed her master’s in journalism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
As a public relations professional, Rabiah worked on many different campaigns designed to shift perceptions, such as: “Muslims Care,” an effort designed to encourage volunteerism and civic engagement in Muslim communities; “Beyond Stereotypes,” an effort to enhance media reporting on Muslims and Islam; and “My Faith My Voice,” an online grassroots campaign designed to give American Muslims the opportunity to shape their narrative through storytelling.
She recently helped launch Millions of Conversations, a national bipartisan campaign dedicated to depoliticizing their American Muslim identity and promoting mutual understanding. She also worked on the 2020 Census to educate Middle Eastern and North African communities in America about the importance of responding to the 2020 Census.
Rabiah lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and three kids. She is a proud Detroiter and loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.