Verena was born in Mexico City. She studied at the National University (UNAM) and received her PhD in Immunology from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland in 2002.
Verena has been traveling to Antarctica since 2007 and in the northern hemisphere (to Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Island, Orkney Island) since 2014.
As a Chief Scientist, Verena talks with lead scientists to have them on our ships so they can do their research and engage with our guests. She is always looking for new collaborations that will enhance our guests experiences while traveling with us.