When I'm not in the lab, I'm a big fan of exploring the outdoors. In my free time, I plan expeditions to discover new places with unique ecosystems around the globe. Over the last few years, I've traveled to remote regions in the Amazon basin to map uncharted white water rivers (Paddle Peru), completed a sea-to-summit crossing of Tasmania in a two-man team, and crossed the Himalayas on foot. 




©2017 by Derfogail Delcassian

Paddle Peru 2012

South America has some of the wildest unexplored and unmapped regions in the world. With a team of 5 friends, I traveled to Peru to discover and map uncharted white water rivers, focusing on tributaries of the Amazon. I'm proud to be one of the first people to explore these remote regions by kayak, and as the only woman on the team, the first female.