Growing up near the Argentinian Andes, the magnificent volcanoes and landscapes surrounding Melina inspired her passion for nature from a young age. She went on to study Geological Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires, driven by a fascination in the development of these landscapes and their histories. Melina has participated in numerous field surveys and worked in research stations in some of the most remote places on earth. She believes that travelling to these pristine and fragile ecosystems is a unique and powerful means of spreading awareness about the importance of protecting them. Her favourite destinations are Antarctica and South Georgia, where you can witness nature at its best.
Onboard, Melina encourages expeditioners to be aware of where they are and, instead of taking pictures and filming, to take some time out to watch and listen to your surroundings. She thrives on sharing her passion for the natural world and her deep Antarctic knowledge with expeditioners.