Marwa Abdalla is a researcher and community educator in the fields of communication, culture, and religion. She received her bachelor’s in political science from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and her master’s in communication from San Diego State University, and studied Islam and Quran with the American Open University. Marwa has received numerous awards for her work, including the President’s Award for Research, the Outstanding Graduate Student Award, and ISPU’s Young Scholar Award for Outstanding Research on American Muslims. Marwa co-authored Covering American Muslims Objectively and Creatively: A Guide for Media Professionals, published by ISPU. She has been invited to speak on the diverse experiences of American Muslims and the challenges of xenophobia and Islamophobia in various contexts throughout the nation.