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SILVIA CHUQUIMIA is a traditional Aymara healer and proprietor of the Coca Leaf Museum in Puno, Peru. Silvia is descended from the pre-Inca people who inhabit the southern Lake Titicaca region. Born and raised in a small highland village, she left as a young woman to pursue her education and a professional life, only to return later and learn the traditional teachings of her people. She is an expert at the ancient art of reading coca leaves for divination and healing.