Heidi studied Marine Biology in La Paz, Mexico, specializing in Pinniped Ecology. Her passion for nature, photography, and different cultures has taken her around numerous countries throughout South America. Heidi was able to live in Patagonia, one of her favorite places, for several years where she worked as a kayak instructor. She was also able to participate in several conservation and environmental education projects while living there. Heidi enjoys the outdoors, extreme sports, reading, traveling, wildlife, and the opportunity to explore wild places on earth.