University of Waterloo
I am a 24 year old Master of Arts candidate at the University of Waterloo in Canada. I am passionate about advancing tourism sustainability around the world, and particularly how tourism-dependent nations can adapt to climate change. I am an excellent student, achieving an 'A' average at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
My academic success and dedication to sustainable tourism was recognized with my selection for a full travel and conference fees award to attend the World Tourism Forum hosted in Lucerne. This international ‘Young Talents’ competition is very competitive and invites only 10 graduate students to attend the conference after a rigorous application process that includes an aptitude test designed to assess potential in the tourism and hospitality industry.