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Jada Lindblom is a doctoral candidate in the School of Community Resources and Development. She received her bachelor of arts degree in environmental studies from Scripps College and went on to work several years as an outdoor guide and educator in Alaska, Hawaii, and other western states. She completed her Master of Science degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism in 2013 at the University of Utah, focusing on Sustainable Tourism. She has broad experience working in the nonprofit sector, including managing a legal education association and most recently, promoting the preservation and adaptive use of historic buildings. Her rural New England upbringing has continually inspired and informed her interests in conservation, land use planning, and place attachment. Jada's current interests focus on the effects of tourism on host communities in post-war and post-disaster regions. Jada is currently a research assistant at Arizona State University’s Center for Sustainable Tourism and an instructor in the School of Community Resources and Development's Tourism Development and Management program. She can be reached at Jada.Lindblom@asu.edu
Kim Pham, from Vietnam, is a third-year Ph.D. student in the School of Community Resources and Development. She achieved an M.S. degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism at the University of Missouri. Before coming to the USA for graduate study, Kim worked for several years as a Travel Consultant, Sales Manager, and Product Executive with travel agents in her country. She also worked as Pro-poor Tourism Project Officer for an international non-profit organization, helping ethnic people in Ha Giang province to develop home-stay services and other ecological, community-based tourism products. Kim has a great interest in sustainable tourism and community development through tourism. Kim’s current research interests include sustainable practices in tourism, impacts of tourism, tourism planning and implementation, destination marketing, travel planning, tourist behavior, and customer service. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boyu Lin is a second-year doctoral student in the School of Community Resources and Development and a researcher at the Center for Sustainable Tourism. Before his doctoral education, Boyu received a Bachelor of Arts from the Communication University of China in Digital Media Arts and a Master of Science from the University of Leicester in Business Management. His teaching experience as a lecturer includes working in the Tourism College of Beijing Union University. Boyu Lin has a passion for sustainable tourism, marketing in tourism, destination marketing, and social media in tourism. Boyu's current research interest also includes technology in tourism, such as AI and VR. You can reach Boyu at email@example.com.
Linsi He is a second-year Ph.D. student in the School of Community Resources and Development. She completed her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in tourism development at Yunnan University and earned a Master of Business Administration degree in tourism development from Yunnan University after working for several years. Her research and field investigation experience during her master's study has continually inspired her interest in tourism research. Her current research interests include community development, culture tourism, sustainable tourism, heritage tourism, and conservation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claire Kredens is a first-year Master's student in the Community Resources and Development program with a concentration in Tourism. Her interests lie in sustainable tourism/recreation development or improvement, lessening the environmental and sociocultural burden of tourism, nature-based tourism, conservation and development, and others. She would like to eventually work or research internationally in habitats threatened by climate change, human-wildlife conflict, or overtourism, or with developing communities who want to sustainably utilize the resources they have for tourism as means of economic development and/or conservation. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she double majored in Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability and Geography. She can be reached at email@example.com
Seojin Lee, Ph.D. completed her Ph.D. in Community Resources and Development in December 2018. She holds an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Louisiana State University. Prior to graduate schools, she spent ten years in destination marketing at the Korea National Tourism Organization where she developed professional experiences in convention management and online marketing. Her research focuses on consumer behaviors and service design/experiences in tourism. She is particularly interested in applying information and communications technology to the tourism industry and designing tourist experiences to foster community benefits and sustainability practices. You may reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eunhye Grace Kim, Ph.D. completed her Ph.D. in Community Resources and Development in May 2019, with a major in Tourism Development and Management. She holds an MBA in hospitality and a bachelor of political science in journalism and communication. She was an instructor and faculty associate, and was involved in several research at the Center for Sustainable Tourism while she was pursuing her PhD at ASU. Now she works at the Central Connecticut State University as an Assistant Professor in the Tourism and Hospitality program. You may reach her at email@example.com.
Lana Olsen, Ph.D. received her Ph.D. in Community Resources and Development in May 2018. Her dissertation focused on international volunteer and host community engagement in a volunteer tourism youth education program in Moshi, Tanzania. Prior to receiving her doctoral degree, she graduated with her Master of Advanced Study in Sustainable Tourism degree from ASU in August 2014 after conducting her advanced project at the Musical Instrument Museum. During her tenure as graduate student, she worked as a research analyst for the Center for Sustainable Tourism (CST), and graduate assistant for the School of Community Resources and Development. Currently she is Faculty Research Associate for the CST, Founder and Curriculum Specialist for thetravelingvolunteer.com, and Co-founder and Consultant for Novetics, an educational consulting business. You may reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maya Azzi, M.S. received her Master's of Science in Community Resources and Development in May 2017 with a focus in sustainable tourism development. Her thesis investigated mindfulness and traveler intention in regards to sustainable tourism, focusing on Sedona, Arizona. Her undergraduate degree was in environmental biology at Radford University. Upon graduating, Maya served as Rural Program Coordinator for Local First Arizona before moving to Tucson to work for University of Arizona's Science, Engineering, and Math Scholars (ASEMS) program. You can reach her at email@example.com.
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Current and prospective graduate students specializing in tourism-related areas of study who have interest in joining the CST's research team should contact Dr. Christine Vogt, Center Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.