Hi! I’m Katie Sikkema. I just graduated from the Parks, Recreation and Tourism program from the University of Utah. My emphasis area is Sustainable Tourism Management. I am passionate about tourism and what motivates people and why people travel. I also enjoy program planning and had an internship in the fall of 2013 with Visit Salt Lake as a volunteer coordinator and launching of the Downtown Ambassador program. This internship introduced me to the collaboration between tourism and coordinating volunteers. The summer semester of 2014 I completed an internship at Red Butte Garden obtaining to daily admissions and their summer concert series. At Red Butte Garden I got to interact with tourist from all over the world and also event planning through concert set ups, selling merchandise, will call, weddings and special events held there.
Upon graduating my goal is to obtain a job in the tourism industry whether it be event planning or trip planning.
This has been a personal website made to display my education, experiences, a couple blogs, and assignments for classes I have took at the University of Utah. I have made this website to display my work as an online portfolio.