Sasha holds a Master of Philosophy in Sustainable Development from Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and a Master in Geopolitics and Political Science from the Sorbonne University (Paris, France). Currently a small-scale organic farmer and advocacy researcher, she is project manager for PGS SA and a PGS practitioner herself, as she coordinates the Outeniqua PGS group in the Western Cape.

Previously Sasha worked for the United Nations as a climate change consultant and has been involved in extensive research on global agricultural trends and how these affect Africa’s farmers. Her ongoing advocacy research for pan African organisations focuses on resisting the agrochemical and biotechnology push onto the continent. She is also part of the #Unpoison initiative that seeks to address the issue of agro-chemical capture in South Africa.