Niki's love and passion for the outdoors was born from adventures in Canadian lakes and forests at a young age. Since 2008, she has been coordinating and guiding educational expeditions for youth in the Polar Regions. In her role at Students on Ice, she worked with over 600 high school and university students from around the world to explore and understand the Arctic and Antarctica. Niki was heavily involved in the International Polar Year, a collaborative effort to research and communicate about the Polar Regions. Most recently she calls Ushuaia home, while teaching at Portland Institute of languages.
Niki has worked in the Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Iceland and Antarctica. Keen to share her passion and wonder for Antarctica, Niki works as a Quark guide, Zodiac driver and Expedition Coordinator. When not working at the ends of the earth, she rides her bike, paddles, hikes, snowboards, reads, knits and gardens.