Education: MA in Strategic Management, MSc. in Public Health Management from University in Austria

International Marketing Diploma from UC Berkeley

Doris is an Austrian woman with a marketing/business background whos intention here in Hawaii is to combine her passion for scholarly work, sustainable business development, and teaching. She is the co-founder of travel2change, a 501(c)3 non profit organization connecting travelers with local communities to create a positive impact in Hawaii. Travel2change’s mission is to make travel meaningful and beneficial by offering unique opportunities that the typical traveler would not ordinarily experience. By aiming for sustainability, local communities across the islands of Hawaii are enabled to benefit from travellers. Travel2change is the sweet spot where fun meets impact. 

Doris is a visiting scholar and lecturer at the University of Hawaii at Manoa at the Shidler College of Business. She teaches business and marketing classes and won the “Professor of the Semester Award” in the fall of 2017 and 2018. Doris’ research focus is sustainable consumer behavior in tourism. The aim of her research is to explore whether consumers can have meaningful travel experiences outside of the corporate tourism path. Doris guided several groups of students and young professionals from Hawaii, South East Asia, and the Pacific Islands through workshops related to starting up impact enterprises. She also mentored peer trainings and helped with curriculum design for educational trainings at the East-West Center.