Shireen Zaman


Shireen Zaman is the Program Director of the Security & Rights Collaborative (SRC) at the Proteus Fund, where she leads efforts to mobilize resources and align philanthropy to grow promising, innovative, community-based organizations in America’s Muslim, Arab and South Asian (MASA) communities. The SRC’s support to the MASA field has led to an increase in grassroots leadership, higher levels of civic engagement, diverse coalitions, and coordinated, strategic messaging. Shireen comes to the SRC having led organizational transformation, resource development, and program management at several nationally recognized nonprofits. Most recently, she was Executive Director at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in Washington, DC. Her focus was on improving the understanding of issues and policies impacting the Muslim Community in the media and among policy makers and on developing strategic partnerships. In 2013, Shireen was recognized as a White House "Champion of Change" for her work as an Asian American woman leader. She holds a B.A. in Human Development from Boston College and an M.A. from the School of International Service at American University where she focused on public diplomacy and U.S. relations with the Muslim world.