Hometown: Washington, District of Columbia
Education: Masters in Public Policy, Advanced Masters in Quantitative Studies
Specific Filed Interests: Labor markets and livelihoods, globalization, international development and trade policy
Placement: Saath, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Area of Focus: Livelihoods
Highlights: Sabina is dedicated to studying how to create better livelihoods for people around the world by increasing the quantity and quality of jobs as well as improving the education and skills of workers. She directs the Center for American Progress’ Just Jobs Network, a global coalition of institutions that conduct joint research and advocacy for policies that promote good jobs, further broad-based, sustainable economic growth and allow people to create a better life for themselves and their families. Sabina studies the nexus of globalization — especially trade, employment and economic development. She has worked on these issues internationally in countries ranging from Switzerland and Western Samoa to Egypt and Thailand. While at the International Labour Organization, or ILO, in Geneva, Switzerland, she worked on various projects promoting the ILO’s decent work agenda within the context of globalization and international development. She then worked as an independent consultant based in Brussels, Belgium, undertaking a variety of projects for institutions including the ILO Regional Office in Thailand, the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative, and the directorate-general on employment, social affairs and equal opportunities of the European Commission. Sabina has an advanced master’s degree in quantitative studies from the Catholic University of Brussels, and a second master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Irvine. Sabina has traveled widely, living in countries including Afghanistan, India, and Sierra Leone.