Jihan is half-Syrian, half-Libyan and was raised in France and the United States. She studied International and Comparative Politics with a concentration in Human Rights, Development, and International Law at the American University of Paris. She recently obtained her masters in The Arts and Social Change at the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a focus on art education and healing arts.

She mainly paints and draws with acrylic, oil, ink, and charcoal, but is also experimenting with body painting and incorporating body movement in her work. Jihan is committed to discovering and nurturing the different ways in which humanitarian aid and the healing arts merge, and how the creative process can be a vehicle for freedom and empowerment.