Sarah is a Lawyer/Juriste in ClientEarth’s Agriculture programme, where she contributes to implementing the advocacy strategy of the team. Her work focuses on the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy, demanding that EU funds reward and incentivize farming practices with a positive environmental impact. She also developed an expertise on the COVID-19 recovery budget for rural development.
Sarah actively supports the team’s work on sustainable food systems and contributes to increasing the transparency of EU legislative procedures.
Before joining ClientEarth, Sarah was an intern in the advocacy department of Amnesty International Belgique francophone. During her studies, she has been an active member of two non-profits promoting sustainable food production and accessibility. In between studies, Sarah experienced agroecology farming as a volunteer worker in South-East Asia.
Sarah is the co-founder of the Belgian non-profit SIF, which promotes solidarity, inclusivity and feminism in the cultural sphere, and organises the first edition of the music festival Les Équinoxes in Brussels.
Sarah graduated Magna cum Laude from the Université catholique de Louvain, in Belgium, with a Master in Law focusing on human rights, after completing her Bachelor in Belgian Law. She also followed a six-month programme at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Afterwards, Sarah successfully graduated from a MSc at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, where she broadened her education in sustainability science and policy.
The way we produce our food plays a major role in the environmental, climatic and societal challenges we are facing. ClientEarth enables me to contribute to defining the food systems of tomorrow, by using my legal skills creatively for the benefit of the environment and the people.