Dr Gabriela Roldan
Dr Gabriela Roldan joined the team as Education Manager for 2022. Her extensive experience as an educator and Antarctican is helping shape the Trust’s education programme as we share emerging technology content with schools and communities around New Zealand and the world.
Gabriela is a social scientist and educator with a passion for Antarctica. She has a PhD in Antarctic Studies from the University of Canterbury and her interests span from geopolitics and history to human connections with Antarctica. Gabriela’s Antarctic experience have led her to take on a variety of roles, from assisting policy-makers on Antarctic tourism matters to creating and implementing strategic plans for the development of gateway cities. Antarctic education and community outreach programmes are pillar projects in her career; she has designed and delivered school-based curriculum Antarctic programmes in New Zealand, Argentina and Chile. Also, at an international level, Gabriela collaborates as a member of the Advisory Committee on Capacity Building, Education and Training for the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research.
An avid and curious traveller, Gabriela lectures regularly on cruise ships and has visited Antarctica over sixty times.