With a degree in Economics and Anthropology, Liesl’s early career was in socioeconomic research. In 1995, however, Liesl took a sabbatical to work with the US Antarctic Program. Since then she has returned for 16 more seasons, working in the field and for Station Operations at McMurdo, Palmer and the South Pole, and now for the UKAHT. Along with husband Michael (they met at the South Pole in 2005), Liesl has spent the past few years working on projects in Antarctica, New Zealand, and the US. Liesl has worked with the UKAHT for three seasons and looks forward to working at Horseshoe Island.