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Research & Sustainability

Alaina Billing, Chair


Alaina Billing is a senior in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) studying tourism and hospitality management. She is a student in STHM’s 4+1 Program in which she will pursue her Master’s degree in tourism and hospitality management following the completion of her undergraduate coursework. In the fall of 2015, Alaina completed her junior internship in community relations with Books in Homes USA, a non-profit organization that provides books to economically disadvantaged children. More recently, she interned with Marriott Vacation Club at the front desk of their Custom House property in downtown Boston. Alaina currently works as Program Coordinator for Books in Homes USA, serves as Volunteer Coordinator for an early childhood education program called Jumpstart, and works as a Head Usher at The Liacouras Center. Alaina hopes to build a career based on her interest in service and ultimately work for a non-profit organization following graduation.

Lindsay Gordon


Lindsay is a tourism and hospitality management student with a general business studies minor. She has successfully completed two internships, one with Manhattan Walking Tour as an Operations and Brand Management Intern, and a second with the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel as a Food and Beverage Intern. Currently, Lindsay works within the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management as a Student Ambassador within the Office of the Dean. Looking towards the future, Lindsay’s interests lie within sustainable tourism growth and ways to balance community and industry.

Patrick Tobey


Patrick Brewster Tobey is a senior year at Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. He is a sport and recreation management major with a concentration in sport and recreation promotion. Patrick completed his junior internship at ProServ Event Management where he was tasked with various responsibilities from event planning and execution to social media marketing and video production. When not in school, Patrick can be found on the soccer field either playing, coaching or refereeing. Invigorated by its ability to ‘unite’ and ‘inspire’ as Nelson Mandela once said, Patrick hopes to utilize sport as a way of cultivating young minds of the next generation.