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Claudia Alberico – Doctoral Student

I am a doctoral student working with Dr. J. Aaron Hipp. I’ve moved from Southern Brazil (Curitiba-PR) to Raleigh to work with my adviser in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. With a degree in Physical Education

Martin BarrettMartin Barrett – Doctoral Student

I am a PhD student working under Dr. Kyle Bunds on sport and sustainable development. I am a Brit having arrived in Raleigh from Chester, England where I had pursued a progressive career within the sport industry…

troy carltonTroy Carlton – Doctoral Student

Advisor: Dr. Michael Kanters Research Interests: Sport Management Youth sport development Community sport and recreation Shared use agreements Systematic observation Physical activity promotion within school environments

Brendali Carrillo – Masters StudentBrendali Carrillo

Hailing from Peru, I am a M.S. student in the PRTM Department under Dr. Barbieri’s advisement. I started working in 2003 while pursuing my undergraduate degree in Tourism Management. Since then I have had the chance to work in different areas… 

Ginger Deason – Doctoral StudentGinger Deason

I’m a PhD candidate working with Dr. Erin Seekamp in equitable and sustainable tourism. For my dissertation I’m conducting mixed-methods research in the Pueblos Mancomunados of southern Mexico to determine tourists’ perceptions of climate

Bruno S. Ferreira – Doctoral StudentBruno Ferreira

Born and raised in a small village of Portugal’s countryside I pursued college studies in Lisbon, and then taught physical education in schools around the country for several years. Furthering my educational degree, I volunteered to teach other

Ladan Ghahramani – Doctoral Student

I’m a PhD student working with Dr. Aaron Hipp in Equitable and Sustainable Tourism. As a scholar, I’m concerned about the accessibility of tourism and travel for everyone and the way technology could improve this accessibility and enhance

Malorey Henderson – Masters StudentMalorey Henderson

I am a MS student working with Dr. Erin Seekamp in equitable and sustainable tourism. My interest is in learning how to conduct meaningful research that can help positively impact local populations in tourism destinations as well as minimize the

Keith Howard – Doctoral Studentkeith howard - phd photo

Who has been most influential to you? All of my family – parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles. . . it’s a collective effort. Interests Sociological aspects of sport and leisure behavior. Professional Goal To make a positive impact on communities by

Matthew Jurjonas – Doctoral Studentmatt-jurjonas

I am working on my PhD under Dr. Erin Seekamp on the Albemarle Pamlico Peninsula. I am a member of a multi-disciplinary team to address the impacts of salinization and sea level rise. My focus is on environmental 


Danielle Lawson – Doctoral Student

I am a Ph.D. student working under Dr. Kathryn Stevenson and Dr. Nils Peterson. My research interests include looking at ways to increase climate literacy through outdoor education. I am particularly interested in the role of intergenerational

katelin mcardleKati McArdle – Masters Student

Hi, I’m Kati (with an ‘i,’ no ‘e’) and I am pursuing a masters degree in Natural Resources through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. I am fortunate to be advised by Dr. Yu-Fai Leung and

Shahab NazarialdiShahab Nazariadli – Doctoral Student

Hello, I am Shahab Nazariadli originally from Iran and came here few months ago to start my PhD Journey in the East U.S., and actually happy with my decision. I got my B.A diploma in architecture and my

elizabeth oliphantElizabeth Oliphant – Masters Student

I am pursuing a master’s degree in PRTM and a GIS certificate in the College of Natural Resources.  I am currently working as a research assistant on several projects, including ParkIndex with Dr. Aaron Hipp and The Corps Network trail

Teresa PenbrookeTeresa Penbrooke – Doctoral Student

I am very pleased to now be a full-time PhD student in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University. In my spare time, I am also faculty for GP RED, a national non-profit firm focused

Ray PersonRay Person – Masters Student

I am a M.S. student in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, under the advisement of Dr. Jason Bocarro and Dr. Myron Floyd. I was born and raised in Bryan, TX. I have practical experience working directly with

Mayra RobledoMayra Robledo – Masters Student

My name is Mayra Robledo. I am originally from Tepatitlan, Mexico, and was raised in Lennox, California. I am pursuing a masters degree in Natural Resources through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management…

Ann Savage

Ann Savage – Masters Student

I am working with Dr. Carla Barbieri researching women in agritourism and what challenges and opportunities for success they are facing in their agritourism operations. I am from Louisiana where I was working in agricultural extension for Louisiana…
I grew up in North Carolina and have worked in the field of natural resources, parks and recreation management for over 20 years. While working on my Ph.D., I serve in a dual role for the College of
I am a M.S. student in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, under the advisement of Dr. Yu-Fai Leung. I am originally from outside Atlanta, Georgia, but have called many places on the East Coast home

Rachel SzczytkoRachel Szczytko – Masters Student

I am a native Michigander who found her way to Raleigh via New Hampshire. I have worked in outdoor education and the camp setting for most of my life. My time outdoors, specifically at Blandford Environmental School, instilled 

Margaret Van BakergemMargaret van Bakergem – Doctoral Student

Hello! I am a PhD student originally from the city of Saint Louis, Missouri. I moved to Raleigh in 2015 after working at Vanderbilt University in Nashville for almost 4 years so I could pursue my interests in empowering…