Sabrina Kooistra: Bow River

Sabrina Kooistra: Bow River

Sabrina is a second year Communications student at the University of Calgary. A farm kid and former 4-H member and club president with a “roll-up-your-sleeves” attitude, Sabrina is excited to represent a riding with a strong agricultural current running in the veins of its constituents. On a quest to translate her passions into a career, Sabrina’s appetite for storytelling and reporting has led her to publish 35 articles between two local publications (Strathmore Times and The Newsy Neighbour, a newspaper and magazine, respectively) and to actively add to this portfolio. Sabrina finds herself drawn to leadership roles both locally and beyond. Being a Strathmore Assembly of Youth (SAY) member meant representing local youth and engaging in her community on a deeper level– a level as deep as pouring the very cement pads of the community disc golf course she helped plan and fundraise for. With a seemingly inextricable draw to Parliament Hill, Sabrina finds herself yearning to be a part of our country’s dynamic political process, one that prides itself upon many diverse, yet equal voices. She hopes that this unique experience will broaden her understanding of issues important to fellow Albertans and Canadians, and address her own concerns regarding the future of agriculture, women in politics, and the delicate dance between sustainable energy and Alberta’s economy. Sabrina is pleased to be representing a passionate riding and province and hopes that sharing in this empowering collaborative experience will encourage other young women to exercise their voices as well.