Sandra was born into a big family on a farm in Switzerland and admits that her early days contributed in part to her helpful, inclusive nature.
“When you grow up on a farm there is always something to do, and you spend a lot of time helping in the house around the house. Travelling was not part of my childhood but when I got older that became a passion of mine. I have always been interested in diverse cultures. The more you see and experience outside your ‘normal’ world the more open-minded you become,” she explains.
Her early career started with an apprenticeship in sales, which she stuck to until she started in Business Administration. In 2009, Sandra moved to stunning Kenya, where she started working in the development sector, focusing on institutional strengthening and capacity enhancement. “Over the years I worked for many different companies in diverse cultural contexts, and I would not have liked to miss any of those experiences. That exposure has helped me adapt quickly to new tasks and an unfamiliar environment,” she clarifies.