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Congratulations Karen Dotan! TTMA Scholarship Award Winner!


Lauren Schlau, Karen Dotan, Carlos Montenegro, and Nathan Martin  2023 TTMA Awards Luncheon at the Petersen Automotive Museum (10.25.23)
Lauren Schlau, Karen Dotan, Carlos Montenegro, and Nathan Martin 2023 TTMA Awards Luncheon at the Petersen Automotive Museum (10.25.23)

TTMA is also very pleased to announce the official launch of our partnership with Cal State Northridge, Department of Recreation and Tourism Management. For the first time as an organization, TTMA sponsored a scholarship to assist a CSUN student in their tourism study and career journey. The TTMA scholarship is part of a bigger initiative with CSUN to also include internships and mentorships with TTMA member support and involvement, to support and encourage young people to study and seek a career in the travel industry, advancing themselves and the industry for many years to come. A portion of the money raised at our Annual Awards event will be allocated to further supporting this exciting and worthwhile TTMA endeavor.

The first scholarship was just awarded, in a competitive process, to Ms. Karen Dotan a Thousand Oaks resident. In addition to CSUN, she has studied abroad and speaks three languages. She also writes the travel blog The Road Less Traveled, detailing her domestic and international travel experiences. She understands that individuals of her demographic may view travel is an inaccessible luxury, and one of her goals is to demonstrate that there are many ways to make travel reachable and sustainable because, in her words, “travel is one of the greatest teachers of all.”

TTMA recognizes and thanks the CSUN Department of Recreation and Tourism Management Chair Dr. Nathan Martin and the Scholarship Committee for its partnership and facilitation of this scholarship award.



Some highlights about Karen…

Current Employment: Starbucks, CSUN AS Outdoor Adventures

Karen’s Travel Blog: The Road Less Traveled

See Karen’s thoughtful thank you here.



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