Kinda Hibrawi is an acclaimed artist, strategist and creative director with marketing skills in the non-profit sector. With over 5 years experience in branding, development, advocacy and outreach, she has worked on various projects with the U.S. State Department, UNRWA, UNICEF as well as local and national organizations. She co-founded and jointly ran 7 Innovative Education programs for displaced Syrian refugees on the Syrian-Turkish border starting in Atmeh, Syria from June 2013 to Reyhanli, Turkey in December 2015. The programs, under the Karam Foundation and featured on NBC Nightly News, served over 4,000 Syrian refugee children and youth in workshops led by over 130 international mentors. The United Nations named her a 2012 Global Thinker and Influencer at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. In May 2014, she was awarded the Ward Humanitarian Medal by the Williston Northampton School, in MA for her work with refugees. Prior to that, she was recognized as an internationally known painter in Arabic Calligraphy using her artwork to bring awareness to non-profits on Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and local charity work in the US for children with cancer. Hibrawi is invited to speak about her work on art, activism and non-profit development to the media and at major Universities including UCLA, MIT, Chapman University and Harvard. In 2017, she founded Sahtein With Love, a volunteer-led initiative for recently arrived Syrian refugees in California. Guests break bread with a Syrian refugee family in their home, helping to welcome them into the U.S. and build a stronger community of support.
A Syrian-American artist, Hibrawi’s original artwork is sought by collectors worldwide and is currently exhibited in group and solo shows across the US, including the Arab American National Museum and the Venice Biennial in 2015 . Of Syrian descent, from Aleppo, she grew up between Saudi Arabia, Syria, Bahrain, Lebanon, and the United.States. She currently resides in California.