Sabrina Jamil Aman
U.S. born to Eritrean parents, the rich tradition of the Eritrean culture has played an important role in Sabrina’s life. Although raised in Qatar, Sabrina’s family spoke only their native tongue of Tigrinya ensuring that her Eritrean roots remained an important element of her life moving forward. Having traveled to Eritrea on numerous occasions since childhood, she has witnessed the beauty of Eritrea with her own eyes. Proud of her Eritrean heritage despite the current harsh conditions, Sabrina’s unconditional love for fellow Eritreans shines through.
Upon graduation from George Mason University, Sabrina worked at The World Bank in Washington, D.C. assisting in the reduction of poverty in developing countries. While working at The World Bank, she became aware of the under-representation of Eritreans in the media industry. Upon this realization, she relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in media relations. Sabrina firmly believes the powerful and ever evolving influence of media will play a major role in the mission to aid and assist the voiceless people of Eritrea.
In 2015, Sabrina embarked on a life-changing undercover journey into the hostile poverty-stricken Eritrean refugee camps of Eastern Sudan in an effort to film a documentary that sheds light on the forgotten people of Eritrea and their inhumane living conditions in the camps.
In 2016, Sabrina was randomly nominated and selected by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to the position of Honorary Representative and High-Profile Supporter established to assist Eritrean refugees.
In 2017, Sabrina launched RefuCare, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the Eritrean refugee camps in the Horn of Africa and beyond.
In 2018, The Forgotten, a feature-length documentary on Eritrean refugees produced and directed by Sabrina Aman was released internationally in an effort to raise awareness on the plight of the Eritrean refugees, a topic that has become so near and dear to Sabrina’s ongoing humanitarian mission.
Today, Sabrina continues to shake untold stories through her documentaries, social media platforms, and coaching programs that have empowered and changed the lives of thousands of people around the world.