Sabrina Hersi Issa is the CEO of Be Bold Media, a digital agency focused on global advocacy and the co-founder of End Famine, a campaign dedicated to developing sustainable solutions to hunger, food security and humanitarian assistance. She organizes Rights Tech, a monthly gathering for technologists and activists and runs Survivor Fund, a political fund dedicated to support the rights of survivors of sexualized violence. Previously, she was a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute where she worked on issues related to technology, human rights and humanitarian disasters. She has worked for Afghans for Civil Society, Oxfam America, NBC and National Public Radio stations.
In 2013, Sabrina was named one of Forbes Magazine Top 30 under 30 and profiled in a follow-up Forbes feature on millennial leadership and social entrepreneurship. In 2012, she was a finalist for the Women’s Media Center Social Media Award and in 2011, she was awarded the Women’s Information Network’s Young Women of Achievement Award for Social Innovation for her work in technology and media. She’s been featured in the Washington Post, Levo League, Columbia Journalism Review and other outlets. Washingtonian Magazine featured her as a Woman to Watch as part of it’s annual Most Powerful Women issue.
Sabrina is a graduate of Ohio State University where she studied International Relations & Diplomacy, Political Science and Women Studies. She is a Truman National Security Partner, advises human rights tech organizations Digital Democracy and CommunityRED. Sabrina sits on the board of directors of Exhale Pro-voice, Web of Change, Women, Action & the Media and the Project on Middle East Democracy.