Sahara believes travel, at its core, is also about restoration, reignited imagination, and the rejuvenation that comes with experiencing a new place in all its authenticity. And so it is with excitement that she is leading Sequestered Ecotourism to brings this new era of regenerative travel to the world. It is with creativity and careful thought Sahara is inspiring people to come together for generations to come.Continue
Sahara has always been an artist.
Not because she thinks of herself as particularly creative, per say, but because puzzles have always intrigued her. Sahara likes the way things fit together unexpectedly. It’s what drew her to poetry when she was a young child, and what subsequently led her to writing and orchestrating symphonic music. Sahara has always liked building intricately connected projects. And perhaps fortunately—coming of age in a post-2008 job market—that type of detail-driven creative thinking was useful in paralegal work and later discovery coordination.Continue
Making change happen comes naturally to Sahara, best illustrated during a fifteen-year window that she founded and ran a school for girls in rural Mali. Each cultural misunderstanding required a creative solution, each decision required imaginative village engagement, and each growing pain needed both diplomacy and—somehow!—more government stamps. Despite having started the school at nine years old, Sahara and her team were able to ban FGM and forced child marriage in the village, rally an entire community around a group of forgotten girls, and educate a village of (now) young women. So, creative thinking has certainly led Sahara to where she is today.Continue