Alexandra Yingst is a freelance writer from the United States and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Iceland. Working as an anthropologist and historian as part of the Expedition Team for Silversea, she has traveled the world from pole to pole and enjoys writing about it for a variety of travel and conservation magazines. Her work has appeared in places such as academic journals, WOW Air Magazine, and SEVENSEAS Magazine. In her free time, she enjoys playing the bagpipes, knitting, and teaching scuba diving.