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Diné (Navajo)/Bangladeshi Atlanta-based screenwriter and actress Sabrina Saleha is currently a MFA candidate of Screenwriting at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is a current ’22-’23 Native American Media TV Writer’s Lab fellow with SkinsFest.

After graduating from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she worked in the tech industry in Silicon Valley for several years. It was there she founded the Native American Employee Resource Organization and secured partnership with Native American organizations on college campuses to create a pipeline for Indigenous talent. After a few years, she traded her corporate life to live full-time in a van to travel to all of the National Parks in the US and Canada for five years.

Her life experience as both Indigenous to this land and first-generation daughter of an immigrant, growing up in a small town in North Carolina to a Van-lifer in the arts is featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary, The Story of US: A PBS American Portrait story.

Her inspiration as a storyteller is to tell brother’s her younger brother would’ve loved. She lost her younger brother before his high school graduation and carries her love for her brother with every story she shares.

Check out Sabrina’s PBS Documentary, Industry publications and articles below.

Updates

  • Native American Media Alliance TV Writer's Lab Fellow '22-'23
  • MFA Candidate in Screenwriting at the Institute of American Indian Arts
  • Featured in a PBS Documentary about my VanLife travels was nominated for an Emmy
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