Sabrina is a conservation biologist and ecologist who had the opportunity to work on a wide range of wildlife conservation projects in Europe, South America and Australia. She studied veterinary science in Italy and pursued her passion for environmental conservation in her postgraduate studies. Sabrina moved to Australia in 2005 and lived in Western Australia for 12 years where she completed a Master in Conservation Medicine and PhD in ecology at Murdoch University.
For her PhD project Sabrina investigated factors affecting loggerhead sea turtle health and hatching success at Dirk Hartog Island and Cape Range National Park nesting beaches. After her postgraduate studies, Sabrina worked as ecological consultant and taught at several universities in WA and Victoria, but she particularly enjoyed working in the not-for-profit sector. Sabrina coordinated citizen science programs for WWF and Earthwatch (i.e., the Rakali Community Survey and Bush Blitz TeachLive) and these experiences have strengthened her belief that citizen science can be used as an effective tool for community engagement and outreach, while also allowing the collection of scientific data at a temporal or geographic scale that would not be feasible otherwise. In her spare time Sabrina spends as much time as possible in nature, and loves bushwalking, bird watching and snorkelling.