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Juan J. Luna-Kelser

Juan J. Luna-Kelser

Title: Tourism/Ecotourism Specialist

Department: Tourism and Hospitality Management


Mr. Luna-Kelser has twenty-eight years of practical and operative experience in planning, designing, and managing investment and sector loan projects, as well as technical assistance operations for member developing countries of the Inter-American Development Bank. He has been part of projects improving the competitiveness and building capacities of the tourism sector in Belize, Mundo Maya, Brazil and other countries in Latin America.

Juan Luna-Kelser is currently an adjunct professor at George Washington University’s Department of Tourism, School of Business. He co-teaches Tourism Policy Analysis and is involved in the development and delivery of new curricula.

He holds a Masters degree in Tourism from George Washington University, as well as a Masters degree in Political Science from Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. He earned his Bachelors degree in Political Science at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, California.

Juan is originally from Mexico City and is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.