MEET UNSETTLER SASHA VALLE
Wherever my suitcase is... Most recently based in beautiful Amsterdam.
What do you do for work?
I just began a sabbatical (or #sashbatical as I’m affectionately calling it) to recharge and reflect after incredibly rewarding but very intense five years at a tech bomb that was start-up when I joined. Challenges I’m interested in include making learning fun and accessible rather than an obligation (in the many ways that can take shape, not just schools) or making high-quality produce more available to marginal communities (through innovative, circular farming technologies rather than more GMO strains — cause that’s just so 1990s)
What are you most passionate about?
I’m most passionate about becoming the best human I can be. Right now that means taking good care of myself so I can offer the most (and best) of me to others. Seeking and nurturing symbiotic relationships and environments. Also staying open and learning as much as possible about the world and my own self so I can be true to my best knowledge of both. I think of it as an ever-evolving journey more than destination.
Reason for joining Unsettled?
As I kick off my sashbatical, I wanted to unsettle out of my previous routine, habits, frustrations, etc. Think dusting off the old to let the new thrive. And why not do it somewhere beautiful in good company?
What does living Unsettled mean to you?
Getting out of our bubble(s) and being open (rather than uneasy) to the gifts that the unknown can bring.