Market Research in Central Asia

  • Traveled to Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan as Sales Specialist for MIR Corporation to evaluate tourist facilities and accessibility.
  • Observed new and experienced guides for communication and enthusiasm.
  • Contextualized lodgings, meals, and activities based on company personas.
  • Updated company database upon return and improved sales performance.
Evaluating travel feasibility in Ukraine 

Evaluating travel feasibility in Ukraine 

Embracing the cold in Kazakhstan 

Embracing the cold in Kazakhstan 

Researching boutique hotels

Researching boutique hotels

Investigating availability of tourist information 

Investigating availability of tourist information 

Fulbright Program

Program Highlights: 

  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) recipient to the Republic of Georgia focusing on English language education practices.
  • Executed education workshops at 4 new sites in Georgia reaching current English language teachers, primary students, university students, and journalists. 
  • First Georgian Fulbright recipient to join local dance ensemble for engagement project. Trained 9 hours a week in Georgian dances.
  • Produced first English language play ("How the Grinch Stole Christmas") for school holiday showcase.
Preparing for another play 

Preparing for another play 

Getting ready to teach in Ozurgeti

Getting ready to teach in Ozurgeti

My beloved dance ensemble

My beloved dance ensemble

Leading a dance class

Leading a dance class

Carbon Forestry User Research

Project Highlights: 

  • Member of two student research team supervised by visiting Ecologist investigating firewood practices among Kumaoni residents.
  • Researched and created survey to interview Kumaoni residents through translator.
  • Measured carbon sequestering capacity for three forest plots using UN guidelines. 
  • Presented findings to local NGO CHIRAG. 
Observing firewood collection habits

Observing firewood collection habits

Field research in Uttarakhand

Field research in Uttarakhand

Taking a break from measuring carbon sequestration capacity. 

Taking a break from measuring carbon sequestration capacity.