Sasha was born and raised in Guatemala, known as “the land of eternal spring”, in a multi-cultural and English-speaking household, and grew up in both the urban (Guatemala City) and rural areas of the country (on a shrimp farm, no less).
Since she was very young, through her travels throughout the country, research, and volunteer work, she became very aware of the great wealth gap between rich and poor regarding employment, health, and nutrition, and how vulnerable the country is to natural disasters.
As a result, Sasha desired to learn about experiences from other countries, attended youth conferences around the world, and lived in Hong Kong for two years in High School.
She attended Tufts University to earn her B.A. in Anthropology with a focus in Nutrition, immediately after which she returned to Guatemala to work with organizations who have profound and innovative approaches to fighting chronic nutrition in Guatemala, and to earn her M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition from the Universidad de San Carlos.
She is currently in the process of becoming a Registered Dietician and Licensed Nutritionist.
After a decade of working with NGOs and research institutions, Sasha found how difficult it really was to find real, research-based nutritional and health information online.
Through this, she discovered another passion: writing about nutrition and health information in a way that is fun to read and easy to understand and made available to the public so that they can feel empowered with making better decisions for their health.
Sasha continues to live in Guatemala with her husband and three dogs. In her spare time, she cooks (making up recipes every now and then), goes to the gym, watches sitcoms and cartoons, reads ethnographies, and travels with her husband to visit her family and friends, who are scattered all over the world.