Name: Clara Gyhrs
Role: Expedition Co-Leader & Event Coordinator
Degree: Marine and Freshwater Biology
Name: Avery Holmes
Role: Co-leader & Treasurer
Louise is a passionate zoology student from Edinburgh. She has previous field work experience from a trip to Iceland in 2017 and she is looking forward to returning to this amazing country. is excited to bring her previous academic and fundraising experience to the 2020 Iceland Expedition! Her favourite animal is the grey wolf and she is looking forward to eating Icelandic skyr. In her free time Louise enjoys felting and playing lacrosse.
Name: Louise McClung
Role: Researcher and Events Assistant
Name: Emma Watson
Role: Researcher and Grant Writing
Degree: Environmental Science and Sustainability
Emma is a 3rd year Environmental Science and Sustainability student from Lesmahagow in South Lanarkshire. She is very excited to be travelling to Iceland to do her Honours project on the behaviour of her favourite animal, the Atlantic puffin! Emma is excited to go to Iceland and hopes that there will be some options for vegan food. She brings her work and academic experience to the team.
Lotta is from Finland and aspires to visit every Nordic country — Iceland is next on her list! She studies zoology and is excited to be taking on a project with Belle studying plastic pollution in Icelandic birds. Field work experience in Finland and a history of activism in her school make Lotta a strong member of this year’s team. Lotta’s favourite animal is the seal and she is excited to try Icelandic breads!
Name: Lotta Ruha
Role: Secretary and Events Assistant
Name: Isabelle Valiulis
Role: Social Media and Outreach
Belle is from Charleston, South Carolina. Before coming to Glasgow she volunteered with multiple bird rescue organisations. She is excited to be going to Iceland where she will be running a joint project with Lotta studying plastic pollution in Icelandic birds, where her previous experience will be a vital asset. In Glasgow Belle takes part in many societies, including the Zoological Society and Extinction Rebellion. Her favourite animal is the rock pigeon and she is excited to try the only traditional vegan Icelandic food — bread!