I became involved with tourism in 1975 while I was in high school, and have been working in the tourism industry since then. I have a B.A. in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Tourism Management. After receiving my master’s from the Scuola Internazionale de Scienze Turistiche (SIST) in Italy, I returned home to promote Guatemala to the international community. I have worked to develop tours to new places and create niche travel markets in Guatemala—for example, I have worked to market Guatemala as a premier bird watching destination. I am blessed to still have my mother around. I have a husband and three children (who are all incredible), and we love taking adventurous trips as a family. Bird watching is a new hobby of mine—my husband and I enjoy walking in the outdoors and taking photos of birds.