I am a marine biologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Being a biologist gave me the possibility to learn about the world around me while exploring new places, from studying spider behavior in remote forests of the north of Argentina to underwater habitats in the Aleutian Islands. My work focuses on community ecology, and I have a passion for understanding how organisms interact and how they are influenced by the environment they live in. I grew up in Argentina, and despite being a city dweller for most of my life, from a young age I was exposed to the outdoors through camping and hiking trips with my family. Through exploring the outdoors, I’ve gained confidence in my own physical abilities and have become a more self-sufficient person. As a life goal, I hope to continue sharing with others my passion for the environment and science through positive experiences in nature. These days, my favorite things to do are hiking and skiing, sleeping under the stars and exploring marine shores above and below the water.
I first learned about Girls on Ice through friends at UAF and soon began to dream of an Inspiring Girls Expedition focused on marine science. Through participating in the 2015 Inspiring Girls Instructor workshop, I had the opportunity to learn more about the program and meet other female scientists, educators and wilderness guides interested in sharing their passion with others. Currently, I’m collaborating with many of these amazing women to develop a Girls on Water program. Also, I’m very excited about the opportunity to participate in Girls on Ice Alaska in 2017 as an instructor.
Girls on Ice Alaska Instructor 2017