College of Charleston graduate Nora Luce will help the Caribbean Media Exchange gather movers and shakers from the region’s most important industry, tourism.
The 22 year-old Luce knows CMEx well after receiving a fellowship in 2011 to attend CMEx’s 20th conference in the United States Virgin Islands where media, government, non-profit and private sector participants explored the theme “Communicating for Clarity and Prosperity”.
A recent graduate in Business Administration and Hospitality and Tourism Management from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Luce developed her interest in sustainable tourism from a study trip to Costa Rica. After seeing firsthand how tourism was so seamlessly integrated with the environment, she pursued an ecotourism focus during further studies in New Zealand.
At the CMEx conference in St. Thomas, Luce was a part of the ad hoc youth wing which comprised local, regional and international high school, undergraduate and graduate students, who along with tourism experts explored sustainable tourism tenets and how to communicate them effectively. She also joined fellow delegates to make a generous contribution to the Family Resource Center during CMEx’s community outreach intervention in St. Thomas.
“The benefits of CMEx spring from rewarding conversations and the company of people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences,” Luce recalled as she gears up for her new internship.
Recently, Nora spent three months exploring 16 different countries in Europe. Her passion for a well-traveled life and enthusiasm to understand global traditions serve to complement CMEx’s multicultural focus.
“I am excited to help brainstorm for a sustainable future while working with such an inspiring organization,” she shared.