About Sylvia Hsueh
Mandarin Expedition Guide
Born and educated in Taiwan, Sylvia majored in marine resources and biology. Her master’s research focused on fish acoustics and the systematics of the Terapontidae family of fish. During her master’s, she assisted with an International Science Symposium and was a team member in the program-acoustic database of wildlife in Taiwan, for which she fished, dove and recorded underwater, and analyzed the sound by computer. Sylvia has also worked as a school teacher, research assistant, tour guide and docent at a museum and aquarium.
A lover of wildlife and diving, Sylvia spends most of her time snorkeling and dive guiding, sharing her passion for reefs with others. When she has free time, she likes playing volleyball, tap dancing and river tracing. Sylvia has been working in the Polar Regions since 2017 and loves watching polar guests take their time to observe animals and appreciate their behaviors.