Miquel Angel Rodríguez-Arias
Miquel Angel Rodríguez-Arias holds a BSc in Biology from the University of Barcelona, a MSc in Environmental Engineering from the University Ramón Llull, and a MSc in History of Science and Technology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Now, he works in a Hospital as research management in a team devoted to cure and eradicate neglected tropical diseases, but formerly he has held similar positions in institution working on marine sciences, agrofood or climate change. In his early research career, he was lucky to join some exciting extreme fieldwork experiences such us dredging submarine volcanoes in Antarctica onboard an oceanographic research vessel or helping insane fearless herpetologists to capture poisonous snakes and mega-lizards in the red sandy dunes of Simpson Desert in Central Australia.
His personal interest on the diversity of cultures and natural landscapes led him to become an experienced independent traveler always looking for out-of-the track options. As such, he has explored new crossings in the Peruvian Andes, learnt traditional dog sledding in Quebec, joined massive Hindu festivals, and done solo dives at night in unspoiled reefs of the Coral Sea. Either in India, Southern Africa, or at his home city of Barcelona in Catalonia, what Miquel Angel likes most is to connect the present with the past. As a historian and cultural specialist in Lindblad-National Geographic expedition teams, he is eager to share this way to experience travel through the historical and cultural lenses. Miquel Angel is also a science-popularization lecturer, sporadic contributor to Spanish travel magazines, and part-time professional tour-guide in the Barcelona area.