In 1885, the statue of liberty became a symbol for freedom that could be found on American soil. Fast forward over 150 years, when Houston, TX becomes the most diverse, and rapidly growing major U.S. metropolitan area.
In 2008, a group of students from the University of Houston sought out to address the unmet needs of Houston refugee families, mothers, and children. In our early days, the focus of our efforts was mainly in distributing food, clothes, and funds. However, as we rapidly grow and expand, we’ve shifted our business model to a solution-based organization.
Amaanah Refugee Services, now with 15 years of experience in helping families find their home in the states, we take a more holistic approach by offering long-term programs to help immigrants become fully acclimated to life in America.
Jida joins Amaanah Refugee Services with over a decade of strategic marketing experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently as a Senior Analyst at Exterran in Houston. There, she was forecasting trends, managing budgetary tasks, and spearheading company-wide goals and initiatives. Jida has a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from the University of St. Thomas and is certified in marketing strategy from Cornell University. She is currently pursuing an MBA from Texas A&M University.