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Sarah Hazlitt

Sarah was born and raised in Hector, a small town in western New York in the Finger Lakes Region, and is the 7th generation of a fruit farming family. Growing up, she spent most of her time exploring creeks and gorges or the lake, whether it was sailing, skiing or kayaking. Being raised in such a beautiful rural area gave Sarah a deep love and appreciation for nature. Though she loved the place where she grew up, the travel bug hit her hard very early in life. This probably had something to do with the constant tales of her dad’s time as a whitewater rafting guide in Alaska. She joined her father on sailing trips in New England and went on her first international trip to Greece when she was 14. Once she had a taste of global adventure, she knew this would be a part of her life forever.

Sarah has a degree in International Affairs from Northeastern University. While in college, she studied abroad in Greece, Ireland and South Africa and worked for the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy. After graduating, Sarah worked for N.U.in, a study abroad program through Northeastern University, guiding students’ travel experiences in Thessaloniki, Greece, and Montreal, Canada. Sarah decided to return to the Finger Lakes and started working for the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement at Cornell University. She enjoyed helping the university work more closely with local communities and reaped the benefit of being able to take classes in areas she was passionate about, such as global development and sustainability. She always wanted to make the leap to sustainable travel and conservation, and when she saw an opening at Nat Hab, she knew it was the perfect opportunity.

Some of Sarah’s favorite adventures have been kayaking in Matka Canyon in Macedonia, sunrise climbs up Lion’s Head in Cape Town, swimming with great white sharks off the South African coast, summiting Mount Olympus in Greece and helping baby sloths learn how to climb at a Costa Rican wildlife sanctuary. In her free time, she enjoys skiing in any form, including downhill, cross country and water skiing, as well as hiking and ice skating. She also enjoys volunteering her time for a local conservation organization, Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association.
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    Cape Town, South Africa: Enjoying the views of Cape Town from above!Iceland: one thing about Iceland is there is certainly no shortage of amazing water falls, this is Dettifoss Falls which is the second most powerful waterfall in EuropeMatka Canyon, North Macedonia: Enjoying a serene  Kayak in the Matkaq Canyon in North MacedoniaMalta: Exploring the beautiful city of Valletta, MaltaMeteora Greece: An unbelievable view of Meteor, GreeceMidnight rainbow in Iceland: enjoying a rainbow at midnight while road tripping around IcelandMorocco: On a road trip to the Sahara Desert from Marrakesh, taking a quick stop in AitZineb in Ourzazate provinceMount Olympus: Hiking up Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in GreeceNorth Macedonia: Hanging out above the clouds and enjoying the beautiful views from atop Vodno Mountain in Skopje, North MacedoniaSahara Desert: having some fun running around the Sand Dunes before camping in the Sahara Desert in MoroccoMaking friends in costa rica: Helping to teach abandoned baby sloths how to climb while at a wildlife sanctuary in Costa RicaThessaloniki, Greece: Nothing quite beats a Greek sunset, you can see Mount Olympus across the Gult of Salonika from ThessalonikiCage diving with Great Whites in South Africa: Facing my Jaws related fears and coming face to face with Great White sharks off the cost of South AfricaGondwana Game Reserve: hanging out with the local crowd while on safari at Gondwana Game Reserve in South Africa

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