Pegi is a seasoned lecturer and cultural consultant who has has taught on travel and tourism, storytelling, visual anthropology, and documentary production. She is available as a keynote speaker, lecturer, or workshop leader. Previous work internationally includes Soros Open Society documentary workshop, Azerbaijan; Columbia Alumni Travel Study Tours with National Geographic’s “Hidden Wonders Around the World by Private Jet” and Tahiti & French Polynesia by clipper ship; keynote speaker, Critical Tourism Studies conference in Croatia; screening/discussion, Mekong Tourism Forum in Vietnam and Voice & Matter Conference, Malmö University, Sweden; presenter, NY Travel Festival; presenter, ITB Berlin; lecturer on cultural tourism at universities in Vienna, Barcelona, and New York. Pegi has also served as a judge for the World Travel Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards and currently for National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards. Most recently, she worked as the cultural consultant and APP co-writer on Felix & Paul Studios‘ “Nomads” virtual reality (VR) series for Samsung / Oculus. She has additionally presented at the American Museum of Natural History, The Moth, MoMA, Museum of the City of New York, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, and with New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), among others.
See Pegi’s suggestions @ Room for Debate, New York Times: “Travelers Can Choose to Make a Difference“.
In addition to screenings/discussions of the documentary Gringo Trails, Pegi is also available for radio/tv, speaking engagements, and as a sustainable travel consultant. Past press has included CNN, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Der Spiegel, La Vanguardia, Wall Street Journal, Travel+Leisure, Skift, Today, Globo, South China Morning Post, Travel Weekly, Gadling, and The Hollywood Reporter, among others. Full list here.