Marine Biologist and Guide
Robin Aiello has spent most of her life on, and under, the oceans of the world. It is her passion! She graduated from Harvard University with high honors in Evolutionary Biology and Marine Biology.
After University, she worked as a scientific Expedition Leader in some of the most exotic and remote areas of the world - 4 months camping on and diving under the ice in Antarctica, 2 weeks living underwater in the Caribbean studying corals, cave diving in the Pacific, snorkeling with Minke whales and diving with thousands of sharks, including Great Whites and Makos.
Robin immigrated to Australia in 1992 to work as a coral reef researcher and lecturer at many Australian research institutions. She now heads her own environmental consulting business specializing in the coral reef environment – conservation, resource management, interpretation and education. A main part of the business is serving as a liaision between local communities and government agencies. She is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences and for the Smithsonian Institute study groups.
She has been working on expedition cruise ships since 2004, and has experience in most parts of the world, including the Antarctic, Arctic, Great Barrier Reef, Caribbean, South America, Southern and Western Africa, South Pacific, French Polynesia, British Isles and Indian Ocean.
Robin is an integral part of Wild Earth Expeditions in the role of Expedition Leader, lecturing Marine Biologist and dive/snorkel guide extraordinaire and has been working with us for many years.
She was recently awarded the Australian EcoWarrior Award and the International Earth Ambassador Award.