About X

Ximena Aguilar Vega | Antarctic Scientist & Glaciologist 

Mexican, living in Stirling, Scotland.

Ximena is pursuing a PhD at the University of Stirling; her research focuses on bio-optics applied to the dynamics between glaciers and the ocean and the role these systems play in the carbon cycle.

She has participated in two Antarctic scientific expeditions (2019 and 2020) led by the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH), and she travelled to Antarctica with NASA’s IceBridge mission in 2018. Ximena is also a photographer; she deeply believes in the synergy between science and art as an infallible tool for climate change awareness.