Researcher (The University of Queensland), founder (Brisbane Tool Library), Post Growth Institute fellow
Sabrina holds a BSc. in Biology (University of Geneva) and an MSc. in Environmental Economics (The University of Queensland). Using a systems approach in her Ph.D. research (The University of Queensland) Sabrina explored packaged food reduction in food systems. Her work provides an understanding and repositioning of the socio-materiality of food packaging, politicising packaged food, and highlighting the need to pursue degrowth strategies to increase the sustainability of food systems.
Post Growth Institute fellow, winner of the 2020 Create Change 7News Young Achiever Award (QLD), and recipient of the Emerging Female Leader bursary from the National Council of Women of Queensland (2020), Sabrina is a multi-award social entrepreneur, researcher, educator, and dedicated activist. Sabrina is fully invested in creating systemic change that would build a more socially just and ecologically sustainable degrowth society.
Sabrina has been advocating for a more sustainable society, leading numerous collaborations in various countries. For example, to translate into practice her knowledge and vision, in 2017, she founded the Brisbane Tool Library, a social enterprise that encourages people to borrow tools, camping gear, and other equipment. This community-driven circular model reduces productivism and consumerism. The Brisbane Tool Library is Australia’s first and only ‘library of things’ to be located within a public library (State Library of Queensland). Sabrina also co-founded the Degrowth Journal with a collective that aims at changing the academic culture, decommodifying knowledge, and supporting slow science.