Chelsea Benitez began her career at the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board in 2013 after graduating from the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in sociology. Currently Director of Tourism Insights, Chelsea oversees all tourism related research and data analysis enabling the organization and its members to formulate fact-based business decisions. Chelsea is a board member of the Travel and Tourism Research Association and the Los Angeles chapter of the Travel and Tourism Marketing Association. In 2018 she was recognized as one of the 30 & under emerging leaders by the California Travel Association. Chelsea is a third generation Angeleno and lives in Pasadena, CA with her husband Frank and their rescue dog Ouzo.