Sandra De Urioste-Stone

Associate Professor of Nature-based Tourism
Assistant Vice President for Research

Picture of Sandra De Urioste-Stone211 Nutting Hall
Phone: 207.581.2885; Fax: 207.581.2875

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  • PhD – University of Idaho
  • M.S. – University of Idaho
  • B.A. – Universidad del Valle de Guatemala

Growing up in a tourism-oriented country, and being an avid athlete, led me to engage and appreciate travel and tourism early on in my life.  I am captivated by the cultural and natural diversity of the world and committed to promoting sustainable tourism planning and development.  I greatly enjoy working with indigenous groups and understanding how people interact, benefit and care for the environment.  I am fortunate to have a family that shares with me the passion for learning about different cultures, and traveling around the world!

Before joining the University of Maine, I was department Chair, Instructor and Researcher at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala on sustainable tourism, global changes, collaborative management; and Ecotourism Program Manager for a conservation non-profit organization in Guatemala working with indigenous/rural communities.