Raised in a treehouse in upstate New York, Alizé Carrère has a deep passion for adventure and the outdoors. After moving to Montreal to complete a B.A. at McGill University in Environmental Sciences and International Development, she spent time living in Panama before returning to McGill to complete an M.Sc. in Bioresource Engineering. During this time, she lived in the Middle East working on water resource management between Israel and Palestine.

In 2012, Alizé was named a National Geographic Young Explorer and received support to conduct fieldwork in Madagascar, where she spent several months uncovering an unlikely agricultural adaptation in response to severe deforestation. This set her on a path as a National Geographic Explorer, which has since brought her from the depths of the bush to high school classrooms and educational conferences, sharing stories from the field. With ongoing support from the National Geographic Society, she continues to spearhead field research on innovative adaptations to climate change, highlighting the remarkable resilience of the human species.

Most recently, Alizé has been working with Lindblad/National Geographic Expeditions, designing and leading itineraries aboard the National Geographic Orion around coastal Europe.

Black-and-white ruffed lemur, Madagascar 2014.  Photo © Sally Gee

Black-and-white ruffed lemur, Madagascar 2014.  Photo © Sally Gee