Tatiana Magee double-majored in Geography and Community and Regional Planning with a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Appalachian State University and is currently working towards her M.A. in Geography. When she’s not in the Geography lab, she can be found climbing around the High Country, hiking in the Blue Ridge, and enjoying the various outdoor opportunities that Western North Carolina has to offer.
As the Southeastern Community Research Coordinator, Tatiana is responsible for researching outdoor recreation economic development project initiatives and related economic analyses of A.T. Communities to promote geotourism. As a latinx in both the outdoor community and environmental realm, individuals like herself are rarely along the trail, at the crag, or in the boulder field. With society continuing to separate itself from the natural environment, the promotion, protection, and potential of its influence is more critical than ever.