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After a BSc in Biology (University of Geneva - Switzerland) and a MSc in Environmental Economics (The University of Queensland - Australia), Sabrina started a PhD research that explores zero-packaging food systems within a new Degrowth economy. System dynamics methods are used. The PhD is an interdisciplinary research between the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences and the School of Business (The University of Queensland).

In 2017, Sabrina founded the Brisbane Tool Library, a not for profit social enterprise that based on a circular economy aims to reduce household consumption. This “library of things” is based at the State Library of Queensland and it’s the first and only tool library in Australia operating from a public library. By borrowing, people reduce their ecological footprint, save money and space. By her work in the social enterprise sector Sabrina aims at recreating the commons.

Sabrina worked for a more sustainable society in different countries, including Kenya, Mexico, Ecuador, Australia and across Europe. Her experience includes working in international arenas, such as for United Nations Environment Programme, as well as with indigenous communities in remote regions. Sabrina started and led numerous collaborations, including an initiative with Queensland’s Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles to introduce the law banning single-use plastic bags.

Founder, activist, speaker, author and researcher, Sabrina is invested in creating a systemic change that will build a more socially just and ecologically sustainable economy.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    PhD candidate , The University of Queensland
  • 2017–present
    Founder, Brisbane Tool Library

Education

  • 2016 
    The University of Queensland, MSc Environmental Economics
  • 2014 
    The University of Geneva, BSc Biology

Publications

  • 2017
    Building a sustainable society: the necessity to change the term consumer, Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies (IJPS)
  • 2017
    Consumer, citizen or a new definition? The necessity to change both the term and our behaviour, Positive Steps to a steady state economy (pp. 380-387)