Our mission is to provide high-quality care packages that feature locally sourced, naturally based goods intended to nurture both the mind and body.
Uvasi specializes in providing high-quality, naturally based, and locally sourced care packages. Each item in our care packages is carefully selected by the owners Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm and Renee Stewart.
Our name is derived from the latin words "juvo" (aid/health) and "vas" (vessel).
Uvasi is owned and operated deep in the heart of Texas. We're Texas proud and make a special effort to feature naturally based goods made by Texas small business.
Who We Are . . .
Sarah holds a Masters of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Arts in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University. She has worked in higher education for over 13 years as a librarian and professor.
Information literacy, the ability to identify, locate, evaluate, and apply the information one needs, plays a critical role in allowing individuals to effectively navigate the world of information in which we now live. The ability to effectively apply information literacy skills has become the hallmark of success in the Information Age and lays the foundation for lifelong learning and personal empowerment. In a world inundated with information noise, Sarah assists individuals in developing strategies identifying relevant, high-quality information that allows them to meet their academic, professional, and personal goals.
Working with a diverse group of patrons, students, administrators, staff, and faculty has given her a unique understanding of the various information needs individuals have at different phases in life. Sarah uses this experience to develop information resources that accompany the Uvasi care packages.
Renee has been working in the field of Nutrition for 15 years. She is a Registered Dietitian who earned her Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and went on to serve in the U.S. Peace Corps before earning a Masters Degree in Nutrition. Her broad range of experience includes working in the areas of public health, acute care, weight loss, and renal nutrition. She has many years of experience helping people to forge health-promoting habits and to learn the integral role that nutrition plays in health and wellness across the lifespan. She believes that the current Standard American Diet and environmental issues are the root causes of poor health and therefore teaches diet as a way of life that encompasses a balanced, simple, and natural approach to achieve good nutrition.
Renee and her family embrace this standard of conscious living and know that achieving good health naturally can be simple. Over the past decade, she has been helping consumers develop good eating habits, as well as navigate the onslaught of deceptive advertising particularly in the area of natural, organic, and green products.This insight puts her years ahead of the recent paradigm shift toward organic and natural foods and products. Renee uses this expertise to select the unique products featured in Uvasi care packages.
- Integrity: We treat each other and those we serve with integrity and respect.
- Excellence: We seek to produce high-quality products provide service that exceed expectations. We seek excellence in all that we do.
- Innovation: We value innovation as a key component to our success.
- Healthy Minds and Bodies: We promote a work life balance that will allow employees to be available to care for their families and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Sustainability: We support environmental sustainability in the products and services we offer.