Hello, I’m Abigail, a senior at Oregon State University pursuing a degree in sustainable tourism management. I am interning with OSU Sea Grant Extension’s Tourism Program. I am working with Miles Phillips, an associate professor specializing in tourism within the extension program.

Throughout my internship, I aim to gain a comprehensive understanding of key industry organizations, the economic effects of tourism, customer service practices, and customer service training.This internship is an opportunity for me to gain practical experience in the field of sustainable tourism.

As part of my responsibilities, I will be writing blog articles for the Extension’s Sustainable Tourism Blog. This will allow me to contribute valuable content and share insights related to sustainable tourism. Additionally, I will work with the Guides and Outfitter Recognized Professional Program (GORP).



“The NET Effect” is a publication created by the Extension Foundation for the Cooperative Extension Service. This magazine is an outcome of a partnership of the National Extension Tourism (NET) design team, the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (NERCRD), and the New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) grant program.

The 57-page publication contains eight case studies that explore innovative Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant work in sustainable tourism and outdoor recreation. It features work being done in Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia. 

The mission of the National Extension Tourism network (NET) is to integrate research, education, and outreach within Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant to support sustainable tourism. This work contributes in meaningful ways to the long-term economic development, environmental stewardship, and socio-cultural well-being of communities and regions.


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