Aya Sabry

Aya Sabry

Fellowship year

2014 - 2015


Social Entrepreneurship

Placement when a fellow

Fellowship Program Assistant - Ashoka Arab World

Current employment &/or degree seeking

Program Manager/Senior Change Manager, Ashoka

Higher education

Master of Arts, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Current country of residence



Aya Sabry is the regional fellowship program manager at Ashoka Arab World. Her work involves supporting and working with Civil Society Organizations across the MENA region and Ashoka Fellows, who are the leading social entrepreneurs in the region, to expand their work and scale their impact. In 2017, Aya was recognized as a Professional Fellow by the US Department of State and worked in the Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism in Washington D.C. focusing on researching potential donors as well as evaluating proposals by CSOs in DC. Her main expertise includes research, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, dialogue facilitation and graphic design. Aya has an undergraduate degree in Applied Arts and upon graduation; she was awarded the Lazord Fellowship from the American University in Cairo due to her deep passion towards perusing a career in the development field. She also has a Diploma in NGO Management and a Diploma in Liberal Arts and Sciences and a master’s degree in development studies from the Institute of Development Studies at University of Sussex, United Kingdom