The staff that make up the Polar Latitudes expedition and home teams are much more than a team – we are a tight knit family. Most of us voyage together year after year, sharing a deep love for Antarctica. We take immense pleasure in making sure your trip is one you’ll never forget, and are proud of how highly experienced and synced to our guests needs each staff member is.

Here’s a chance to get to know some of the members of our amazing team a little bit better.

Filomena Borba

Kristy Aleksich

Name and Job: Kristy, Social Media Manager

From: British Columbia, Canada

How did you first get interested in Antarctica? I have worked in Tourism Marketing for some time and promotions for amazing destinations are my favorite thing to create. I was working with another polar operator, then came over to Polar Latitudes about one year ago. Once I started learning about Antarctica, I found it to be a fascinating and wonderful place.

Have you been to Antarctica? I almost feel like I’ve been there because my mind lives in Antarctica every day through photos, videos, and writing. Sadly, I haven’t been there yet but I have my fingers crossed for next year *winks to boss*.

What’s your favorite thing about Antarctica? Wildlife! I’m an animal lover so anytime I see a video or photo of the Antarctic animals I get excited. Penguins make me laugh.

Tell us about your job! I create content for all the social media channels. This includes quite a bit of research and reading online, sourcing interesting articles, and developing timelines to post all the fun Antarctica content. I choose the photos that we post on Instagram and write the captions, I write the Facebook and LinkedIn posts and the tweets for Twitter. I also write our newsletters and all the blogs you read!

What do you love about your job at PL? I love learning about Antarctica and all of its amazing aspects. There is always something to talk about, whether it be the wildlife, history, science, activities, photography, or overall experience. I love it when I get new photos from our photographers, hearing about trips and what was seen / what happened on them. It makes me so happy to see people get excited and comment on or share our posts.

What do you do to explore? I live in a beautiful place in the world, so I love to be outside exploring in the woods and the mountains or cruising around on the ocean. I love to travel so I am missing that right now.

What was one thing you learned while in isolation during COVID? I like chilling at home way more than I thought I did. I guess I’m not such a social butterfly after all!

If you could go to Antarctica with anyone, who would it be? I would love to go with my husband.