Aluel Bol Aluenge
A refugee in Kenya during the ethnic and political conflict of South Sudan, Aluenge defied all odds by becoming a pilot in the airline industry. “I felt a twinge at not being able to do that [fly] myself. Knowing one’s history that deeply is a powerful thing. “It strengthens your spirit and without a strong spirit you really can’t do anything. I learned to be who I am here,” Aluenge reveals.
She holds the distinction of being the first female South Sudanese pilot working for Ethiopian Airlines and Fly Dubai.