Angie started out as an intern at ATI during 2021, and soon proved that she belongs here. She’s been a fulltime employee since Feb 2022 and shortly after starting spent two months spreading her wings on an exciting placement to Romania.
Angie graduated from her Bachelor of Tourism, Innovation and Development degree at Namibia University of Science and Technology at the beginning of 2022 with a Merit Award for best third year tourism student! After starting out in our admin department, Angie is now a fully fledged tour consultant, and also frequently writes tourism blogs highlighting the beauty of Namibia.
Angie says: I come from a very large family, and we are all artistic in our own way. I’m a student of the world – always learning and developing myself. I enjoy reading, travel (obviously), and listening to music. My interests also include art, history and literature. I studied my tourism bachelor’s degree from 2019-2021.
How did you get into tourism? I’m a bit of a nerd… I had a conversation with my Mom when I was in 9th grade regarding what I should study (four years after that conversation!), and we’ve always loved travel and creating tours and holidays so she mentioned tourism. I did some research and just went for it once I finished high school.
What are your must-have travel items? A good book, earphones (because I have to listen to music everyday) and sour worms!
Tell us a fact about yourself that people may not know I’m a history buff, I love learning about Egyptology, archaeology, linguistical history, and cultural anthropology. I can see myself pursuing a degree in either of those in the near future.
Why should people visit Namibia? If you’re an introvert like me, the wide open spaces and tiny population make life amazing! It’s so relaxed here, and we have some of the most diverse and incredible landscapes on the planet.
A quote you live by? “Shine like the sun, you’re truly blessed.”