As a founding partner in Explore Asia, Nancy Harkrider is responsible for communication and marketing, delivered as compelling travel stories from travelers and travel professionals with deep experience in Asia. Nancy brings extensive media experience to her role as a content contributor to the Travel Agent Central portal. She is a skillful, sensitive interviewer with well over a thousand television and audio interviews to her credit. With 25 years' experience as a facilitator/coach and as executive producer of 40 media-based learning initiatives for clients in the US and Asia, Nancy now utilizes her diverse communication and training skills in the travel industry. A graduate of Texas A&M with degrees in mass communication, sociology and linguistics, she is the first American to complete a PhD in online learning at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.