Sacha was born and raised in the Netherlands, and, before moving to Ireland in 2012, spent large chunks of time in Geneva and South Africa. She’s a travel enthusiast and loves exploring new cultures.
In April 2009 Sacha was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy, after having her first seizure in January of that year. In August 2015, she had a right temporal lobectomy, with the aim of taking out the brain tissue causing the seizures. After waking up fully paralysed on her left side and being told she wouldn’t walk again, she fought her way back and on the anniversary of the surgery, 24 August 2016, walked down the 1,5 km long pier in front of her house.
Sacha went back to work after a year and is currently working as Senior Director of Sales Learning in Oracle, having previously held senior Learning & Development roles with both LinkedIn and Shell.