Marine Biologist & Geologist/Expedition Coordinator
Liz is an avid traveler and wildlife enthusiast, and her passion for exploring new environments, wildlife and cultures has taken her throughout all 7 continents. Her long-term affinity with the ocean dates back to when she was young. She has considerable experience as a certified SSI freediver, PADI scuba diver and powerboat driver and is a rookie surfer!
Liz did her studies in her home city of Sydney, where she completed a Bachelor of Science (Honors), studying both marine biology and geology. Since then, her research has included collaborating with the Australian Antarctic Division, conducting water sampling in remote locations for the Australian Antarctic Division and making ongoing contributions to marine mammal catalogues, such as the North Atlantic blue whale catalogue and those by the Norwegian Polar Institute.
Liz has over 60 expeditions under her belt, these voyages have taken her to spectacular and raw wildernesses around the world, including the Antarctic Peninsula, Svalbard, Greenland and the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. She also enjoys the occasional dip in warm waters, exploring tropical wildernesses of the Indian and Pacific Oceans including Madagascar, remote atolls of the Seychelles, and the rugged Australian north coast, a region knowns as The Kimberley.
While onboard, Liz enjoys connecting people with the surrounding ecosystem, teaching them about the ocean and local wildlife, as well as promoting the conservation of these incredible environments throughout the world. Her mantra is well summarized by Baba Dioum, who said – “In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.”