Raised in a tree house on the edge of a Finger Lake in upstate New York, Alizé Carrère has a deep passion for adventure and the outdoors. Thanks to her French roots, her earliest travels were spent throughout Europe, where childhood summers in France help forge a deep connection to the region. After moving to Montreal to complete a B.A. at McGill University in Environmental Sciences and International Development, she spent time living in Panama before returning to McGill to complete an M.Sc. in Bioresource Engineering. During this time, she lived in the Middle East working on water resource management between Israel and Palestine.
In 2012, Alizé received support from National Geographic to conduct research in Madagascar, where she spent several months uncovering an unlikely agricultural adaptation in response to severe deforestation. This set her on a path as a National Geographic Explorer, which has since brought her from depths of the bush to high school classrooms and educational conferences, sharing stories from the field. With ongoing support from the National Geographic Society, she continues to spearhead field research on innovative adaptations to climate change, highlighting the remarkable resilience of the human species.
Most recently, Alizé has been working with Lindblad Expeditions as a product developer, designing several of the itineraries for the European voyages aboard National Geographic Orion. She is also leading many of these voyages, intent on sharing her passion and personal connections to this culturally and geographically diverse continent.
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