Nadia Sasso

Biography: Born in America to parents who emigrated from Sierra Leone, Nadia Sasso believes in the potential for collaboration to inspire innovation. She spearheaded the corporate social responsibility initiative at Royal Dynamite so that the company donates an educational care package to children around the world when a t-shirt is purchased from the company. In 2010 she co-founded Yehri Wi Cry (YWC), an organization that distributes birthing kits in Sierra Leone to increase the successful birth and delivery rates for women. Named among Katie Couric’s “Next Generation of Female Leaders,” Sasso received the “Young African Committed to Excellence Award” by Face2Face Africa magazine. She is also the 2013 recipient of the Posse Foundation’s Ainslie Alumni Achievement Award where she was honored for her commitment to social responsibility. Nadia holdsa dual B.A. degree in English and Sociology from Bucknell University and an M.A. in American Studies with a certification in Documentary Film from Lehigh University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Africana Studies at Cornell University.


Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Am I: Too African to be American or Too American to be African (2015).

Am I: Too African to be American or Too American to be African (2015).