In the spring of 2011 Sarah received her BA in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Communications from Vanguard University of Southern California.. She became a graduate student at George Mason’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (SCAR) located outside Washington D.C. In her blog she writes of what inspired her journey to peacemaking:
"Before backpacking around the Middle East I wanted to be an anthropology teacher. After I couldn’t comprehend teaching when there is so much going on in the world that needs to be addressed. With education and knowledge comes responsibility, we cannot simply wash our hands clean from fellow members of humanity in need. The power in recognizing the hurt, violence and crime is the only way to reconcile and initiate any sort of dialogue of peace. Conflict resolution needs to begin and end in humbleness, in accountability and responsibility."
      What I admire about Sarah is that she not only has a noble and inspiring vision for her future, she has developed the skills needed to realize her goals. She writes:
"I would like to integrate all I have learned and observed about conflict, both negative and positive, to help people heal and overcome it with both mediation techniques and counseling skills. Utilizing the knowledge I have gained from this field, it is my belief positive transformation is possible and I intend to see it through."
As these pictures taken in Israel/Palestine suggest, Sarah is off to a great start in becoming a world-class peace maker!
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