Our Leaders

Vanessa Handley

Vanessa Handley

From her first solo-backpacking trip at the age of 16, Vanessa has enjoyed exploring the world, particularly the tropics. The glorious diversity encountered during these travels fueled her fascination with the natural world and spurred her into a biology career. After completing doctoral work in molecular plant biology, Vanessa became a Professor at a small university in California. She particularly loves sharing her passion for botany, be it molecular, organisimal or ecological in level. When she is not in the lab or classroom, she loves mucking about in the garden, taking her family on hikes through Northern California, and continuing to to travel the world.

Vanessa will be leading the following tours:


30/04/2019 - 14/05/2019

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