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Meet Sarah Crook

Sarah enjoying nature

Sarah Crook, Graduated from Jacksonville State University with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Nutrition.

Hometown: Jacksonville, Alabama, USA

Meet Sarah Crook! This summer, Sarah will be joining our Nutrition and Natural Medicine and our Internship in Peru programs in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru! Read on to learn more about her. 

Sarah with her dogs

Tell us more about you:
Being the youngest of a family of eight, I learned a lot from my siblings. I watched as they traveled and came back with stories from all over. As I grew up, I also enjoyed traveling and absorbing various cultures. I graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor of Science. With a major in Psychology and minored in nutrition, my passion for Psychology is rivaled with my love for alternative medicine and desire to continuously expand my knowledge on plant-based medicine. I believe that the mind, body, and spirit are interdependent with each other, and that organic options for healing are vital for those aspects of the self.

What is your main motivation for participating in the program?
My motivation for participating in this program is to learn more about alternative medicine and practices. What better place than in the Sacred Valley? I would like to have more hands-on learning experience and connect with people in different cultures. This is an incredible opportunity to travel and absorb knowledge.

Sarah at graduation

What are some of the places/things on your bucket list?
Peru has been on my bucket list for a long time, and I am excited to finally reach that goal. I would also love to travel to New Zealand and explore various parts of Europe.

What are your future career goals?
I am currently a researcher at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. As a college graduate, I am still figuring things out. I would like to work with Psychology and natural medicine together. I would like to learn more about holistic healing and find a more specific role to play in that. I would like to gain more knowledge and give back to myself and my community in an organic way.

Gone hiking!

What motivated you to choose Peru?
I chose Peru for the alternative medicine program and the internship opportunities available through this program. The Sacred Valley has been on my bucket list for a long time, and I believe it can be a spiritual place for growth.

What is your favorite quote?
“gam zeh l’tovah” which is Hebrew for “This too, is for good”

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