About Emily Eddins
Emily received her PhD in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources with Dr. Stuart Cottrell in 2013. For her fellowship, she used a sustainable livelihoods framework as a conceptual and interpretive lens to explore a long-term, cross-cultural partnership in volunteer tourism for ecotourism development in rural Achiote, Panama through CSU's Alternative Break program. She explored the role that volunteer tourism can play in collaborative conservation efforts to promote and enhance collaboration among volunteer tourism stakeholders to better identify, implement, and manage projects that maximize benefits of the daily lives of people in rural host communities and their surrounding ecological systems. Today, she is creating and developing university-community partnerships for service learning as the Assistant Director for Service Learning at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.