Julien Mounoud was a final-year student in Management and Tourism University of Applied Sciences (HES-SO) in Sierre, Switzerland. He was doing the internship with Uravu Eco Links Ltd. and supporting its tourism activities as part of his training.
After initially training in IT, Julien worked as a ski instructor and in the hospitality industry. Thereafter, he worked for an NGO involved in environmental awareness and waste management in Switzerland. His passion for outdoor activities, as well as his previous experience within an environmental foundation strengthened his conviction about the need to preserve the planet and to combine sustainable development and tourism.