Secretary: Joan Boothe

Joan Boothe has been fascinated with stories of Antarctic adventure and exploration since childhood. In 1995, after many years working in the worlds of economics, finance, and teaching business administration to graduate business students, she at last made her first trip to Antarctica and saw where so many things she had read about took place. Ms Boothe has returned to the Antarctic regions many times since, including on a number of trips on which she has lectured on the subject of Antarctic exploration history. In 2010, she taught a course on Antarctica’s Heroic Age for Stanford University’s continuing education program. Her highly praised Antarctic history work, The Storied Ice: Exploration, Discovery and Adventure in the Antarctic Peninsula Region, was published in late 2011. Ms Boothe has two children, both raised in San Francisco, California, where she and her husband have lived since 1970.