Mexican scientist a first for Antarctica

Sandra Guzman says she is proud to be the only Mexican on an expedition of 78 women who are travelling to Antarctica to study climate change.

Sandra Guzman, the first female Mexican scientist to travel to Antarctica, says her aim is to study the effects of climate change from various angles to be able to communicate the information to leaders and the public and develop strategies to deal with the growing problem.

Guzman, who also has been an environmental activist for more than 15 years, says that she is proud of her role as the only Mexican on the expedition of 78 women who are travelling to the frozen continent to study "what kind of action is necessary to deal with the problem on the global level."

On Saturday, February 17, the women selected by the Homeward Bound program departed for Antarctica, where they will visit research stations operated by several countries to see what kind of progress is being made on climate change research.

Guzman said she also wants to study how the species of Antarctic fauna are being affected by global warming and how to protect them.

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