Susan Bookman is a creative philanthropist and social servant with an MA in International Communications & Development from the American University School of International Service in Washington, DC and has significant experience in sustainable development, international business and information technology. Her experience spans the spectrum of public, non-profit and private sectors including research, project & program management, business development, sales & marketing, web development, writing, editing, inter alia. She has lived, studied and worked in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. She also has significant training in the healing & spiritual arts including pranic healing, color & sound therapy and Andean folk medicine. In 2004, Susan moved to Peru with the intention of sharing her knowledge and experience in innovative and meaningful ways. She has lived in Urubamba since September 2005. A year later she conceived the World Ayni Association, aka, la Asociación Capacitaciones en Ayni, as a visionary vessel to hold and express her ideals and activities.  Currently she is working in collaboration with Project Helping Hands on medical mission to the Sacred Valley in Peru and to the Dominican Republic.