Kelly Galaski

Program and Operations Manager – Latin America

Kelly Galaski’s work with Planeterra has evolved over five years from a range of activities including marketing, communications and international partnership coordination, to managing Planeterra’s Latin America program and internal operations. As Planeterra's program and operations manager for Latin America and technical director for our three-year initiative with the multilateral investment fund "FOMIN," Kelly works with the Central and South America field managers and local partners to develop projects in some of G Adventures' most important destinations in the region.  

After several years of traveling and working in hotels and resorts in her native Toronto and Western Canada, Kelly decided to focus her career on sustainable tourism and international development. Kelly completed a Master in Environmental Studies (MES) degree with a focus on sustainability strategies for business and tourism for community development. Her major research involved working with the residents of southern Costa Rica on a community-based tourism (CBT) assessment and planning process, which gave her insight into the challenges, benefits and opportunities created by CBT.