Anthony De Lucia

Event Coordinator
Lincoln Military Housing

Anthony attended Brigham Young University and studied biology with two minors in health care psychology and optometry studies. While studying to be an..

Fiona Jahn

Assurance Associate
RSM US LLC

Fiona worked in the hospitality industry since she was 15 years old. She climbed her way up to assistant general manager at the age of 20 for a local restaurant..

Heather Klicman

Presale Business Manager
Motorola Solutions Inc.

Heather attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and majored in landscape architecture. However, she got cold feet in her third year and took a break to travel..

Ian Vazquez

Coordinator, USTA Pro Circuit
United States Tennis Association

Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ian earned an academic and baseball scholarship to attend Perkiomen Prep School in Pennsylvania. After graduating..

Jehan Brunton

Convention Services Manager
Embassy Suites

Jehan has professional experience working at hotels and private clubs. Starting in food and beverage, she worked her way through conference and catering...

Jojit Roy

Aztec Lanes Lead – Associated Students SDSU
Hilton Recreation Agent – Hilton Bayfront

With a B.S. in Criminal Justice, Jojit recently decided to switch careers and pursue the world of hospitality tourism management. Growing up, he loved..

Karen Ronney

Tennis Service Representative
Southern California Tennis Association

Karen is a USPTA and PTR certified Elite Teaching Professional, as well as a USTA National 10-and-Under Faculty Member. She is a Tennis Service Representative..

Leah Friedman

National Skill Manager
United States Tennis Association

Leah is the National Manager of Community Activations and Skills for the USTA. Her responsibilities include overseeing Net Generation community activations,..

Lenore Gregory

Deployable Supply Service Representative
General Atomics Aeronautical

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Lenore Gregory, recently retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service. She worked in the field of..

Maggie Espinosa

Freelance Travel Journalist
Self-Employed, Travel With Maggie

Maggie is an award-winning travel journalist whose media coverage includes the Travel Channel, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Huffington Post, USA..

Melia Smith

Cocktail Waitress and Brunch Server
The Shout! House San Diego and Madison on Park

Madison received her undergrad in Recreation and Tourism Management with an emphasis in Sports Management in 2015 from Concord University, a smaller division..

Milagros Sequera Hass

Coordinator, USTA Pro Circuit
United States Tennis Association

Before Milagros became a pro circuit coordinator, she volunteered as the assistant coach for the women’s tennis team at the University of San Diego...

Newlyn Wing

MANAGER, USTA TENNIS ON CAMPUS
UNITED STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION

After graduating from Ferris State University with a degree in professional tennis management/business administration, Newlyn began working for the Midwest..

Rob Spooner

Chief Human Resources Officer
San Diego Zoo Global

Rob currently calls San Diego, CA home but is originally from Blue Island, IL which is on the Southside of Chicago. He and his wife Yenni, have 4 children..

Samantha Griffin

Samantha hopes to get involved in international travel. She wants to move back to Hawaii because of the dominant Japanese market and plans to work for..

Seabren Graebner

Tasting Room Manager
Masia De La Vinya Winery

Seabren worked in the Temecula Valley Wine Country since 2009 and held various positions including restaurant hostess, restaurant server, wine server,..

Tyreese Lawson

Hotel Operation Manager
US Navy

Tyreese is from Chicago, IL. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and a MBA from Rockford University. He was childcare director at the YMCA..

Yacine Chouaib

Director of Food & Beverage
Westgate Hotel

Yacine was recently promoted within San Diego’s famous Westgate Hotel. He’s excited to elevate his leadership skills alongside other professionals..

Yasaman Nazari

Front Desk Agent
Marriott Gaslamp Quarter Hotel

Yasaman tried several education and career paths to finally find her unique calling, which is hospitality and tourism management. In 2012, she graduated..