Sabrina Guzman Skotnitsky
| Director of Sustainability and Impact-Driven Work, Youth Consultant
Sabrina Guzman Skotnitsky (she/her) is a climate justice and youth advocate, researcher, and artist. She lives in Vancouver on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours in International Development Studies with a Minor in Political Science from Dalhousie University.
As a bisexual woman of mixed Mexican and European descent, intersectionality is an important focus in her research, work, and advocacy. She takes a climate justice approach, looking at the multitude of ways social and environmental issues intersect, and works towards solutions that integrate equity and sustainability.
Sabrina has been part of the environmental movement since she was 14 years old, organizing campaigns for fossil fuel divestment, a Canadian Green New Deal, and solidarity with Indigenous land and water defense, among others. She is also an experienced facilitator and has led workshops on topics such as LGBTQ2S+ history and allyship, food security, and body image.
Sabrina’s advocacy is currently focused on a green recovery from COVID-19 and a just transition to a low carbon economy. Sabrina is the author of the report Build Back Better: Expanding Green Jobs for Youth Post-Pandemic, with which she is advocating for more inclusive and diverse federal green job programs for young people.
For fun and self-care, Sabrina enjoys painting, especially creating abstract art and pieces with encouraging affirmations. Connection with nature is also an important part of her life, and she frequents the forest and beach near her house.