Originally from New York City, Nadine has spent the past fifteen years working at the intersection of wilderness conservation, outdoor education, and leadership. After graduating from Harvard College, she moved to Chilean Patagonia to work with entrepreneurs-turned-conservationists Doug and Kris Tompkins. As Executive Director of Conservacion Patagonica, she focused on the establishment of Patagonia National Park, a 700,000-acre flagship national park that protects critical Patagonian ecosystems and species. She pursued a joint M.B.A. – M.S. in Environment and Resources at Stanford University before returning to Patagonia to start Chulengo Expeditions, a sustainability education-focused wilderness travel organization. With fellow NOLS instructors, Isidora Llarena and Rebeca Caceres, she made the first all-female expeditions to Patagonia’s Northern Icefield, with support from the American Alpine Club’s McNeill-Nott Award and the Grit & Rock Award. Nadine also guides for Alaska Mountaineering School on Denali and is on the Advisory Council of Tompkins Conservation. She calls Puerto Guadal, Patagonia home.