Explore the dynamics that influence tourism entrepreneurship, including how to think like an entrepreneur, the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and how to plan for adapting to issues; learn financial and organizational components of starting a tourism enterprise, and how to identify and acquire start-up funding; and apply entrepreneurial thinking, strategies, theories, and technical skills to address complex socio-environmental issues and conservation through experiential learning.
STAT 312 (Statistics for Behavioral Sciences II); Cannot be enrolled in one of the following Classes: Freshman (11), Sophomore (21)
Requires admission to the Master of Tourism Management program.
Dr. Julia Branstrator brings a multidisciplinary approach to conservation social science spanning international sustainability studies in hospitality, tourism, and technology. Julia’s teaching philosophy is to creatively engage students in the classroom by incorporating students’ backgrounds, identities and knowledge to guide lessons while drawing from her own research and work experience. Her latest research (conducted within the Cavaliere Tourism and Conservation Lab) has focused on biocultural conservation through tourism, the relationships between technology, identity and emotion in gateway community tourism crisis and disaster management, and feminist methodologies for sustainable futures in tourism. Outside the classroom, you may find Julia biking, hiking with her dog (Aloy), or enjoying the communities of Fort Collins through volleyball, gaming, or concerts.