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Sabrina Cruz // Growing Up Online

Calling all nerds, geeks, and fanboys/fangirls! This week’s guest is Sabrina Cruz, the mastermind behind the epic YouTube channel Nerdy and Quirky (and a few others). Her channel combines nerd culture and comedy to keep her audience laughing and learning, and Sabrina brings the same energy to this week’s episode. She’ll be sharing what it’s like to be a YouTuber and a university student, talking about her fandom journey, and giving some excellent advice for both students and higher education institutions who want to get started on YouTube.
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Sabrina Cruz is a Toronto-based video producer and personality best known for her YouTube channel NerdyAndQuirky. First discovered by the John & Hank Green in 2013, Sabrina has gone on to amass an audience of 180 000 subscribers. With videos on her channel ranging from awkward experiences, life advice, and interesting trivia, she combines nerd culture and comedy to keep her audience laughing and learning.
Also an undergraduate student studying mathematics and economics at the University of Toronto, Sabrina often shares the humour and horrors she finds in academic life. Sabrina can also be found hosting YouTube series on Crash Course Kids and Snarled.

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YouTube: NerdyAndQuirky

Twitter: @nerdyandquirky

Instagram: @nerdyandquirky

Facebook: @nerdyandquirky

Website: www.nerdyandquirky.com

About Josie and The Podcast

In each episode, Dr. Josie Ahlquist – digital leadership author, researcher, and speaker – connects tech and leadership in education. This podcast will bring you leaders on-campus and online. From Senior Vice Presidents on Snapchat, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership. Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

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