2015 Spanish Virgin Islands
The Spanish Virgin Islands are a group of 23 islands and cays located in the center of the Caribbean Sea. They were restricted to visitors for decades and have only recently been opened back up to tourism. With very little information available on this beautiful archipelago, it was the purpose of the 2015 research group to explore and conduct research on the islands in order to publish a regional guide. Research topics included geography, the natural sciences, cultural history, GIS, marine life, political science, and economics. Two teams of researchers made up of students from universities across the US were organized throughout the winter of 2015 and during the June of that year two field expeditions were lead to conduct the research.
Meet the Researchers
Jen Herdina: Jen works as an Instructor for a Univeristy in Minnesota as well as an Expedition Leader and academic director with Global Treks and Adventures. Jen loves getting out hiking with her Siberian Husky every chance she can get.
Kyle Herdina: Kyle works as the Program Director and Expedition Leader for Global Treks and Adventures. In his free time he loves anything that will get him out on the water such as sailing, swimming, water skiing and kayaking.