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Emily Burke

About Emily Burke

Expedition Guide


Since Emily graduated from Harvard University with a degree in evolutionary biology and ecology, her interests in science, adventure and education have led her to conduct seabird and fisheries research in the San Juan Islands, guide sea kayaking expeditions in Alaska’s Kenai Fjords, and develop educational programs for natural history museums and environmental non-profits.

When not guiding in the high latitudes of Antarctica or Alaska, Emily teaches marine science to university students aboard traditionally rigged sailing ships in New Zealand and the South Pacific islands. Wherever she explores coastlines and currents, she brings an infectious enthusiasm for adventure and the natural world that engages everyone around her.

After living at a remote field camp to study the Adélie penguins of Cape Crozier, Emily was enamored with the landscapes and seascapes of the Southern Ocean and knew she’d find her way back to the ice. She is thrilled to share the rugged and inspiring coastlines of Antarctica with you.