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Polar Travel Adviser

Miriam Higgins

I am originally from Holland, fluent in 4 different languages and have been in the travel business for over 15 years as a Senior Travel Adviser. A true globetrotter, I’ve traveled the world since I was 2 years old. I am super excited to go to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions for my biggest adventure yet, and to meet some of the most adventurous Expedition Leaders in the world.

Laura Guignot

I am Quark Expeditions’ Bilingual Polar Travel Adviser. From France, I started to discover Europe at a young age before graduating with a Master of Business Administration, in addition to a master’s degree in History of Arts and Archeology. I worked for the National Museum of Natural History in Paris before leaving France to discover the world and travel to more than 30 countries. I also spent 3 years living in Canada, 1 year in New Zealand, and 2 years in Australia, where I enjoyed working in the tourism industry. I am also a swimmer, diver, hiker, kayaker and skydiver.

Innis Mason (梅森)

Educated in Canada and born and raised in the United States, I have extensive personal travel experience on 6 continents. From going to aquatic and mountaineering destinations to doing humanitarian work in Africa to working in international business in China, I like to seek the unknown and broaden my experience. I joined Quark Expeditions in 2017, with a lifelong passion for the Polar Regions, to help our clients have the most amazing travels of their lifetime!

Hanan Helmy

Having lived in 3 different countries is a big part of my passion and love for travel. I have been lucky to have visited over 21 countries, and each experience taught me something about myself. My education background is communications. I studied at McGill University in Montreal, where I picked up some French. I started working at Quark Expeditions in 2017, with experience in sales and business development in other industries.

Mary Eliasewych

Born in Canada and of Ukrainian heritage, I have an honors bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Toronto. I’ve worked in the travel industry for 19 years and have traveled to 5 continents and close to 40 countries. I’ve been a Polar Travel Adviser at Quark Expeditions since 2015.

Caren Rapp

Born in South Africa, I have a BA in English Languages and Literature. I’ve worked at Quark Expeditions for over 2 years, been selling polar expeditions since 1993, and have traveled to many exotic destinations, including Papua New Guinea, the Faeroe Islands and, of course, Antarctica and the Arctic.

Raakhe Kapila

I was born and raised in Canada, with an upbringing in Indian culture, where the Polar Regions or being outdoorsy didn’t quite exist. I did a 3-year Hospitality and Tourism program, which started my career in the world of cruising, retail and now expedition travel. I moved to India to add on international experience, and worked in Bangalore for 5 years before returning home. August 2017 will mark my 5-year anniversary with Quark Expeditions, which changed the way I looked at travel.

Mark Weber

Canadian-born and raised, I’m an explorer at heart who had an interest in maps and atlases at a very early age. My parents introduced me to the classic road trip, and once I got my driver’s license, I took every opportunity to zigzag across Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. I also had the opportunity to backpack for 5 months throughout most of Europe after university, and found my niche in adventure travel, kick-starting my tourism career. I joined the Quark Expeditions team in September 2013.

Paul Schuster

I grew up in New Zealand, where I developed a passion to discover as much of the world as possible. Since then, I have explored over 40 countries, and I plan to visit more! Between my travels, I earned a BA in Sociology and obtained a great deal of experience in the world of adventure travel.

Richard Angelidis

I am a passionate traveler, always looking for the off-the-beaten-path experience. Having been with Quark Expeditions for over 8 years, I have been privileged to have been aboard a nuclear ship, 50 Years of Victory, to reach the North Pole; camped at the Russian base Barneo, at the North Pole; taken an expedition around Spitsbergen’s archipelago; kayaked in Greenland and Baffin Island; explored the Antarctic Peninsula; and for a second time crossed below the Antarctic Circle, along the Antarctic Peninsula.

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