Sasha grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and moved to the Twin Cities for school. He is currently finishing a final semester at Macalester College, about to graduate with a degree in Environmental Studies. Nature and the environment have always been important to Sasha, but Macalester College and the Twin Cities environmental activist community fostered a strong desire to fight for environmental justice and a sustainable future. In college, he has worked on multiple fossil fuel divestment campaigns, and continues to volunteer for the Sunrise Movement and other environmental groups in the Twin Cities. In his spare time, he likes to play bass, go for walks, and watch anime.