Andrew Han is a senior at Temple University majoring in tourism and hospitality management. He knew that he would be working in the hospitality industry even when he was younger. He first started his career in a small family restaurant as a line cook, and later worked his way up as a sous-chef. He had a deep passion for culinary and hospitality because he loved seeing people enjoy what he made for them. His passion for culinary and hospitality got him into many great culinary schools, but as he grew older he realized that being a chef could not help him achieve his main goal in life. Later, he combined his first passion being culinary with his second passion which is business, together and it became the major tourism and hospitality management. Throughout his time at Temple University, he has worked for GF Management as a business development intern and with SEPTA as a Quality Controller. Over the course of his undergraduate career, Andrew was involved with the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Professional Convention Management Association, the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, the Temple University Leadership Program, and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International. Upon graduation, Andrew plan is to pursue a career as a revenue analyst either at a property level or with an airline.
Ashley Kerr is currently a senior in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University, majoring in tourism and hospitality management with a concentration in event leadership and a minor in general business. Ashley is extremely interested in event management and has successfully completed her junior internship at The Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel. She plans to graduate in the Spring of 2017 and strives to obtain a job at CID Entertainment in Philadelphia. Ashley strives to create memorable events that empower the ideals of inclusiveness and diversity.
Kristen Kemnitzer is a senior studying sport and recreation management with a minor in general business studies and a concentration in sport promotion at Temple University. In addition to her studies, she is also one of the captains of the Temple Women’s Fencing Team and the Team Representative for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Her time as a student-athlete and her attendance at the 2016 NCAA Career in Sports Forum has helped her understand different facets of college athletics and inspired her to become an athletic director and give back to a university community.
Luisa Klemm is a senior majoring in tourism and hospitality management at the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University. Luisa is interested in working for destination management organizations (DMO), as well as non-profit organizations. Luisa successfully completed her junior internship in Honolulu, Hawaii interning at the American Diabetes Association as an events intern. Luisa plans to graduate in the spring of 2017 and work in the DMO field. Luisa is eager for all the tourism field has to offer and where it may take her!
Mark Minken is a senior in The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management studying sport and recreation management. Since enrolling at Temple University Mark has gained over 2,000 industry related experience hours with companies such as The Philadelphia 76ers, The United States Olympic Committee, The Special Olympics, Aramark, Temple University Athletics, The Philadelphia Union, and Philadelphia Soul. With these organizations, Mark has been able to gain experience in fan experience, marketing, food & beverage, and corporate partnership/sponsorship. After graduation, he hopes to continue his professional growth by working within the corporate partnerships department with a professional sports team.
Alexis Sullivan is currently a senior at Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. She successfully completed her junior internship at LaSalle University in their Campus Recreation Department where she managed the social media accounts in addition to supervising a student staff of 12 and monitoring the campus gym. She then went on to intern at Drexel University as an athletic marketing and ticketing intern where she created flyers and newsletters using Adobe Photoshop. She currently works for the Philadelphia Phillies as a ticket sales representative and for Temple University Athletics in the marketing and promotions department. She also interns for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as an event planning intern. Alexis plans on graduating in the Spring of 2017 with the hopes of having a full-time job. Her dream career would be to work for PrimeSport as a hospitality manager.
Brooke Williams, a senior in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University, is currently majoring in sport and recreation management with a concentration in governance and policy. Brooke has successfully gained experience from three internships during her undergraduate career including Temple Athletics, Ripken Baseball and currently at the Resnick Academic Support Center for Student-Athletes at Temple. Brooke is committed to working within college athletics and pursuing a career in compliance and student-athlete affairs once graduating in May 2017. Aside from Brooke’s academic experience in the sports industry, she is also a member of the NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse team competing in the Big East Conference. Brooke’s course work as an STHM student, experience through her internships and opportunity as a student-athlete have helped her position herself to use her knowledge and passion to enhance student-athlete experiences and overall well-beings.