Sasha has had a lifelong love affair with the natural world and if she could have one wish it would be for people to be as excited about conservation as they are about the World Cup. She graduated from Bristol University with first class honours and a prize for Zoology in 1993, and went on to do a D.Phil at New College, Oxford, looking at what male birds are saying with their colourful feathers. During her time there she freelanced: raising baby woodmice for the BBC; researching for Conservation International to advise the World Bank on the world's most endangered habitats; and publishing poetry on radio and in print.
After finishing her D.Phil in 1998, She took a lectureship at Pembroke College Oxford, teaching Ecology and Environmental Science.
As a freelance writer Sasha has worked for the Discovery Channel, BBC Wildlife, the Guardian and Oxford Today. At the end of 1999 she wrote her first article for the RSPB's Birds magazine - an overview of the organisation - and then she wrote for every issue of the magazine until June 2003.
In 2000 she co-edited an Encyclopaedia of Mammals for the Oxford University Press, which involved the work of 200 scientists. Sasha wrote "Superkids, 200 ways for kids to save the world" in 2003.
Between 2000 and 2004 Sasha produced and presented a weekly thirty minute wildlife show, 'Wild' on Oxford's Six TV, for which she was nominated 'Best New Talent' by the Royal Televison Society. In 2000 she set up a registered charity 'Siren', which works internationally to inspire people to protect their wildlife.
Siren received a prestigious Darwin Award in 2002 for work with wild dogs in Zimbabwe, and in 2004 received a grant from the Vodafone Foundation for a project partnering with Tusk Trust to create a series of films on sustainability for African audiences. Sasha designed and wrote the accompanying book Africa Our Home (LINK). As if that wasn't enough, Sasha was was also selected for the Daily Mail shoot on Oxford's most glamourous students, and five years later, most glamourous women.
Continue to develop innovative ways of presenting conservation ideas to the public
‘I live only to inspire people to look at nature’s loveliness, my own special self is nothing, a flake of glass through which light passes’ John Muir