Ximena Aguilar Vega
Antarctic scientist / Glaciologist, University of Stirling
Mexican, living in Stirling, Scotland
Ximena is a PhD student at the University of Stirling. Her research focuses on Bio-optics applied to the dynamics between glaciers and the ocean, and the role these systems play in the carbon cycle in polar regions. She has participated in two Antarctic scientific expeditions (2019 and 2020) led by the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH), and she travelled to Antarctica with NASA’s IceBridge mission in 2018. Ximena is also a photographer; she deeply believes in the synergy between science and art as an infallible tool for climate change awareness.