After graduating with a degree in History and Chinese language Kathleen took a job for GoNomad travel. For 5 years she traveled across 28 countries and 6 continents writing for GoNomad, Matador and blogging. Upon returning to the States full-time she began perusing her master’s degree in Sustainability at Harvard University. There she studied sustainable tourism under Megan EplerWood. Her thesis relied heavily on GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and she became interested in technical and digital solutions to tourism problems. After graduation she began working for EplerWood International where she is now senior research consultant and writer. There she has worked on projects ranging from the UN COP22 to Puerto Rico tourism recovery. Her current research is focused on the use of data, metrics and technology to combat Overtourism issues; including the use of blockchain to improve financial transparency, apps that promote multi-modal decentralized transportation and VR tourism.
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