From refugee to airline pilot

From refugee to airline pilot

Aluel Bol Aluenge’s journey has taken her from Africa to America and back again, and from young refugee to airline pilot.

Along the way she’s had a greater breadth of experiences than most people.

Her friend, Diana Albertson, whose family sponsored Bol and her family, called because she thought Bol’s story was worth some ink. I think so, too. It’s an old American story.

Bol lives in Ethiopia now, but she’s here visiting her three older brothers and their families, so I took the opportunity to speak with her.

Bol, 27, is Sudanese, but her story is different from what you might expect.

Full story at Seattle Times.


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