Samantha Bray, a Missouri State alumna, spoke on campus Feb. 22.
Bray is the managing director for the Center for Responsible Tourism (CREST) in Washington, D.C.
Her talk focused on responsible tourism.
Bray focused on places that have too much tourism. It affects the community dynamic as well as its culture.
“It is important for tourists to understand their responsibility to the destination,” said Linnea Iantria, Bray’s former adviser at Missouri State.
Students were able to learn more about geotourism. They also got to hear about several careers their degrees could offer them.
Bray graduated from Missouri State with her bachelor’s degree in entertainment management. Bray was also one of the world’s first students of geotourism.
She went on to get a Master of Tourism Administration with an emphasis in Sustainable Destination Management from George Washington University.
Bray is also a trained Climate Reality Leader.