AgriVision originally started during the pandemic, when raging California wildfires were taking over Sabrina’s hometown. Seeing on the news how this was affecting the soil and impacting farmers in the region, Sabrina became invested in environmental sustainability and specifically in addressing the different problems that farmers face because of climate change. That is where her motivation came from: if this is such a significant problem, why hasn't anything been created to solve it?
Starting out as a one woman show, Sabrina hopes to take AgriVision with her as she enters the University of Pennsylvania to expand the team and have others join to help with the design, the pitching, and the research.
Sabrina, who is a senior at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, is also a speech and debate activist. She says that living in Los Angeles has also shaped her into the foodie she is today. As an advocate for environmental sustainability, she finds nature and food to be an interesting intersection. Being aware of food waste, but also appreciating food and having a deeper connection to food, has inspired her project.
The Earth Prize has allowed Sabrina to dive deeper into her idea through the interviews with The Earth Foundation’s ecosystem. The advice given by the experts pushed her to expand her imagination, focus on problem solving, and crystallize exactly how AgriVision would get from point A to point B.
An advice to future The Earth Prize participants? Sabrina recommends to go ahead even if you are scared or think your ideas are not totally fleshed out. ‘‘This competition process is designed to help you figure it out along the way’’ she says.
Through AgriVision, Sabrina feels that she has already contributed to environmental sustainability and now her mindset moving forward is to look within herself to create even better solutions for the world.