A native of Miami, Florida, Sabrina moved to Orlando, Florida in 2000 where she worked for ten years with the Orlando Police Department. In her roles within OPD, Sabrina worked as a Teletype Operator, Executive Assistant to the West Patrol Unit, Property Theft Unit and Sex Crimes and Crimes Against Children Unit and was a member of the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T).
In 2005, Sabrina started working with victims of human trafficking. It is in this role that she found her passion. Chairing the sub-committee of the Florida Abolitionist, she worked closely with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, The Department of Juvenile Justice, FBI, Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (N.C.M.E.C), State and Local Law Enforcement. Sabrina has been certified, in Florida, to train trainers, teachers, Law Enforcement and DCF workers about Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and how to recognize victims.
Passionate about the issues of sexual child abuse and human trafficking, the move to Atlanta was a natural progression. With Atlanta being the hub for human trafficking, Sabrina started immediately creating programs and establishing alliances with local officials and activists to end human trafficking and sexual child abuse. In 2012, Sabrina started her company: My Name is Me, LLC where her motto is “My Private Space is Not Our Secret.” With encouragement from family and friends, Sabrina wrote her first book, entitled “My Private Space,” which tells the story of a young girl facing the issue of molestation and the courage to not keep silent.
When asked why she wrote the book, Sabrina replied, "It started out as a poem that I wrote back in 2005 about me and how I wished my story would have ended. The book is about a little girl by the name of Mary Elizabeth, but you can call me M.E. Mary Elizabeth is me; this is about how my abuse started at the age of 8.” The person that abused me started out by saying, "You are my favorite little girl." "Let me show you how special you are." “Let me show you how I love my favorite little girl.” "This is our secret OK?” “You have to promise not to tell anyone because if you do, the police will take you away and your mom will be sad." Unfortunately, my story did not end the way Mary Elizabeth's did. My abuse lasted for eight years. I had a voice, but no one heard me. I had a voice, but no one believed me. I wrote "My Private Space" to let our children know that they have a voice and we are listening.
In addition to being an established author and motivational speaker, Sabrina actively promotes her book as well as the eradication of human trafficking and sexual child abuse at schools, community events, churches and social networking opportunities. She is also the founder of Seedlife Foundation, Inc., which is a non-profit organization that will create safe communities to improve the lives of abused children, where they can live, play and grow without fear.
Furthermore, Sabrina is a Human Trafficking Trainer and has received multiple certifications, some of which include Youth Mental First Aid by the National Council for Behavior Health as well as Adult Mental First Aid by the National Council for Behavior Health. Additionally, she has received a certificate from Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children Training in Child Abuse. She is also a member of the Fulton County Human Trafficking Task Force and the Statewide Criminal Justice Coordination Council Task Force.
“When you know your value, no one can diminish your worth.”