Anna Barrera is a sustainable tourism and hospitality consultant with professional experience in strategic planning, product development, marketing, and capacity building. She has a passion for working with indigenous tourism organizations to drive economic development in Native communities. To this end, she has partnered with organizations including the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association, the George Washington University and OSIYO Group to work on Native tourism development projects throughout the United States.
She has worked with public clients such as USAID and Mexico’s SECTUR on destination strategy and forging public-private partnerships. Anna also has extensive experience working with the private sector, from multinationals like Caesars Entertainment where she works on corporate social responsibility, to small tour operators where she has focused on operations and visibility.
Anna attended Northwestern University, earning a B.S. in Sociology and Communication Studies. She also holds a Master of Tourism Administration from the George Washington University School of Business, with a focus in Sustainable Destination Management.
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