For 15 years, Edina Lekovic has served as a leading voice on the American Muslim community and a community builder between faith communities. For more than a decade, she has worked with the Muslim Public Affairs Council to advocate for better media stories and public policies related to Islam and American Muslims, and to help young American Muslims launch their careers in these fields.
She is a strategist, storyteller and trainer who works in multi-faith spaces throughout the country. She is a co-founder and board member of NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change a board member of The Pico-Union Project, a member of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Interfaith Leaders Collaborative, and an advisory board member to CA Assemblyman Chris Holden, The Guibord Center – Religion Inside Out and altMuslimah.
Through her work with the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), she has advocated on behalf of American Muslims in news media, interfaith, community, and pop culture spaces. She has appeared on leading media outlets, including CNN, FOX News, Huffington Post, NPR and Buzzfeed.
In 2015, she was named one of L.A.’s 10 most inspiring women gamechangers by Los Angeles Magazine. She was also named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world by Georgetown University and the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre.