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Muslim, Community Activist, Mother, Techie
Muna Hussaini is a professional Muslim woman, community activist, and mother.
Wearing hijab post 9-11 made Muna a target of hate crimes. She suffered through
many hate incidents and now uses these experiences to speak out against bigotry while
redefining the Muslim American narrative. Currently, Muna serves on the City of
Austin/Travis County Hate Crimes Task force, regularly speaks on behalf of the Anti-
Defamation League, and has been featured on KLRU’s Civic Summit on Creating a
Community of Respect. She also serves on the Board of Interfaith Action of Central
Currently, Muna is Diversity & Inclusion Practitioner at a Tech Company and has over
15 years of tech experience.
Muna is married, has an 8 year old daughter, 9 month old son, and a very large
Hyderabadi family. In her personal time she enjoys hiking, playing volleyball, and eating
an entire bowl of queso by herself. Muna was born in Pittsburgh and has lived all
over the US, in Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. Muna attended the University of Texas at
Austin, hook ‘em!