Sabrina Dépestre* is a Haitian-American writer, educator, and entrepreneur. She shares stories and works on projects that amplify the good work of underrepresented people working in industries such as tech, fitness, and health.
She has spent her time connecting fitness influencers, movers & shakers in the Baltimore community with youth organizations, schools and sports teams working with ivivva, the girl’s line of lululemon. Her focus was to empower young girls through movement by creating events such as free yoga classes and dreams & goal-setting workshops, all while crafting marketing campaigns to keep them engaged on social media.
Prior to that, she worked as the general manager of a women’s only gym, after gaining some experience working as a personal trainer and CrossFit coach at gyms in New York City.
From 2006 – 2012, she worked with the Miami HEAT basketball team starting as an intern, and made her way up to a sales coordinator (also known as an event planner). In this role, she helped create and implement revenue generating ticket programs which were the blueprint for what other teams across the league used. In her six seasons with the HEAT, she hired, trained and managed just under 30 interns, ranked within the top 10 teams of group tickets sold and managed to leave as a champion with some new jewelry.
An eternal lover of sports, being part of a team and being physically active, she spent four years on a competitive adult-kickball team – with two stints at national tournaments in Las Vegas. She spends her time learning from coaches and teachers, visiting local yoga studios and attending workshops that stretch her body and mind.
When she’s not meditating or practicing yoga, you can find her at a local coffee shop (most likely one that also serves wine), browsing a bookstore, or exploring all things Baltimore has to offer.
Her latest project is creating #tanthemat: a portrait series focused on sharing profiles of underrepresented yogis.
She blogs and inspires readers to take the road less traveled at sabrinadepestre.com and self-published her e-book, undun, in 2015.
A graduate of Florida International University (Business Marketing), she currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
*for beginners, it’s pronounced deh-pest