Sandra Sanoh-Joseph was born and raised in Mali, West Africa. She graduated from the International Business School of Poitiers, France (ESC Poitiers) with a degree in International Business in 1996. That same year she moved to Chicago, Illinois and to join Global E. Resources, an international development consulting firm.
In 1998, she relocated to South Carolina to work for Global Food Industries, Inc., a manufacturing company specializing in shelf-stable food products for schools and correctional markets and has been the Executive Director.
In 2002 to 2005, Ms. Joseph served on the Board of Directors of a non-profit organization called We Stand For KIDS, a pilot program in South Carolina for children of incarcerated parents and their families. She also mentored three children participating in the program. When Silent Victims of Crime was founded in 2005, she joined the advisory committee for this organization whose mission is to break the intergenerational cycle of incarceration by leading youth to be college bound, not jail bound.