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Joyce Mulder

While studying Coastal and Marine Management in the Netherlands, Joyce began working as a whale-watching guide in the Azores in 2018 in Vila Franca do Campo. After this, she studied the Arctic snowfall variability at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, laying the foundation for her future career in Polar research.

Continuing her academic pursuits, Joyce studied Arctic biology at the University Centre in Svalbard in 2019, acquiring insights into the valuable ecosystems of the far north. With a bachelor's degree in Coastal and Marine Management, she followed a master's program in the same field in Ísafjörður, Iceland, making it her home from 2021 to 2023. Besides learning about Iceland's coastal ecosystems, she experienced the Icelandic culture in a remote town of just 2800 inhabitants. Her academic journey also brought her to Norwegian town of Tromsø, where she studied fish migrations. For her master thesis, she joined a research vessel in Greenland, where she studied the benthic communities by mapping the seabed in previously unexplored regions in both 2022 and 2023. Now, she brings her knowledge of marine ecology to Lindblad expeditions, where she shares her expertise and fosters a deeper appreciation for the world's oceans.