We’re back with our next installment of our staff spotlight series! The next interview is with Amanda Ebrahim, a senior account executive in our New York City office.
Christian Hendricks: The firm has really grown since you started three years ago. What has changed and what has stayed the same?
Amanda Ebrahim: I joined Fenton as a social change fellow in 2019, and our fellowship program has grown tremendously since then! It has been very rewarding to see how the program creates and supports a pipeline of communications professionals. We have also pivoted to a remote-forward work environment that provides staff with flexibility and a strong work-life balance. But one thing that has remained constant is Fenton’s commitment to its values and clients.
CH: What are some exciting projects you’ve worked on?
AE: I have had the opportunity to work on so many impactful and fun projects. Some highlights include working with Color Of Change on its criminal justice reform campaigns, providing strategic communications support to the Center for Popular Democracy and its affiliates in battleground states to mobilize voters during the 2020 election, generating media coverage for the New Georgia Project on Black voter turnout during the 2020 Senate races, and helping create a new brand for the Educational Alliance.
CH: Tell us about a favorite Fenton moment.
AE: Last year I had an incredible opportunity to help media train the 2021 CNN Heroes. I worked with Shirley Raines who provides food, clothing and makeup services to people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles and Dr. Ala Stanford who brought Covid-19 testing to Black and Brown communities in Philadelphia. Meeting all of the Heroes in person and hearing their stories was truly an inspiring moment.
CH: What are you most proud of professionally?
AE: I am so proud that the work I do every day helps create change and, even in a small way, touches the lives of so many people.
CH: What are social causes you care about deeply?
AE: Gun control, criminal justice reform, equitable public education, and guaranteeing Palestinian human rights.
CH: What do you like doing outside of work?
AE: I picked up roller skating during the pandemic and found a beautiful roller skating community in NYC! We meet once a week and skate together in the park. I also love exploring NYC parks with my dog and binge-watching Netflix.
CH: Any fun summer plans coming up?
AE: I am getting married in the fall, so I will be spending a lot of time wedding planning!
CH: Who are your personal heroes?
AE: My mom! She is the strongest person I know and has supported me in so many ways.
Thank you Amanda!