Sabrina Cruz
Cruz in 2016
Personal information
Born (1998-04-22) April 22, 1998 (age 26)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
YouTube information
Years active2012–present
Subscribers1.51 million[1]
Total views86.3 million[1]
Associated acts
100,000 subscribers2014
1,000,000 subscribers2022

Last updated: 7 May 2024

Sabrina Marie Cruz (born April 22, 1998[2]) is a Canadian YouTuber best known for her educational YouTube videos on her main channel, Answer in Progress, formerly known as NerdyAndQuirky, which she launched on January 6 2012.[3] As of May 2024, the channel has 1.51 million subscribers and 86.3 million views. She also hosted Crash Course Kids, the children-oriented version of the educational YouTube series Crash Course.[4]

Originally from Toronto, Ontario, she graduated from Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School in Ajax.[5] She posted her first video on YouTube when she was in grade 7; the now-deleted video depicted her eating a cookie.[3] In October 2016, she was a first-year undergraduate at the University of Toronto's Innis College, Toronto, from which she received a Schulich Leader Scholarship in that year.[6] She studied mathematics at the University of Toronto.[3] She spoke at one panel at the 2015 VidCon, where she also moderated another panel.[7] In 2017 Cruz was nominated in the Breakout YouTuber category at the 9th Shorty Awards.[8]

Cruz in 2014

In 2020, she, along with Taha Khan and Melissa Fernandes, started Answer In Progress, a digital media project funded by the Super Patron Creator Arts grant.[9][10]


  1. ^ a b "About Answer in Progress (In junction with Taha Khan and Melissa Fernandes)". YouTube.
  2. ^ Cruz, Sabrina [@NerdyAndQuirky] (22 April 2017). "19 YEARS OLD AND READY TO... study for my history exam" (Tweet). Retrieved 28 May 2023 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ a b c Anderssen, Erin (28 June 2016). "Through the eyes of Generation Z". The Globe and Mail.
  4. ^ Lanning, Carly (16 September 2015). "#WCW Sabrina Cruz is the queen of the nerds". The Daily Dot.
  5. ^ "Students at University of Toronto receive Canada's largest STEM scholarship". Media Room. University of Toronto. 12 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Building boomerangs, creating YouTube videos: meet U of T's Schulich Leaders". U of T News. University of Toronto. 13 October 2016. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  7. ^ Orenstein, Hannah (31 July 2015). "Fierce YouTube Star Requests People "Stop Being Sh!tty to Teenage Girls"". Seventeen.
  8. ^ "nerdyandquirky - The Shorty Awards".
  9. ^ Cruz, Sabrina (10 September 2020). Do I Regret University? (YouTube video).
  10. ^ Keating, Hannah (26 March 2021). "Answer In Progress's Approach to Educational Content on YouTube".