Each year, The Explorers Club 50 recognizes fifty extraordinary individuals changing the world. Naming these global exploration leaders to the EC50 shines a bright light on their extraordinary work, amplifies their voices, and redefines that field of exploration as we know it.

We are proud to bring the class of 2023, our third class of the EC50, into the ranks of our global community. Together, these explorers hail from 23 countries and work across every field of exploration.

We cannot wait to share their stories, attend their lectures, and feature them in our flagship programs throughout the year. But, mostly, we cannot wait to see how they will lead the Club, and the world, in the field of exploration.

Welcome to the Club.

Adjany Costa – Biologist and Conservationist

Anand Varma – Science Photographer

Andrea Jane Reid – Indigenous Fisheries Scientist

Anika Puri – Computer Scientist

Asha de Vos – Marine Biologist and Educator

Aziz Abu Sarah – Entrepreneur and Peacebuilder

Beth Allgood – Wildlife Advocate

Bhavita Bhatia – Ecofeminist and Storyteller

Carrie Dolan – Spatial Epidemiologist

Christian Rutz – Animal-Tracking Pioneer

David Borish – Social Researcher and Visual Artist

David Good – Author and Filmmaker

Diego Cardeñosa – Marine Scientist

Emmanuelle Bardout – Underwater Explorer

Erika Woolsey – Marine Biologist

Francesco Sauro – Speleologist and Geologist

Ghislain Bardout – Underwater Explorer

Gina Moseley – Paleoclimate Researcher and Caver

Gregg Treinish – Conservationist and Citizen Science Advocate

Halley Ramos – Architectural Preservationist

Harmony A Martell – Marine Scientist and Underwater Photographer

Heather Halstead – Virtual Education Pioneer

Hilde  Fålun Strøm – Arctic Advocate

Ignacio Mamani Huillca – Machu Picchu Park Ranger

Jamal Galves – Manatee Conservationist

Joseph Cutler – Freshwater Ecologist and Ichthyologist

Karina Oliani – Wilderness and Expedition Doctor

Keneiloe Molopyane – Biological anthropologist

Kimberly Kivvaq Pikok – Iñupiaq Fisher and Wildlife Biologist

Leo Lanna – Artist and Conservationist

Lhendup Tharchen – Forester and Conservation Biologist

Lily-Arison Rene de Roland – Biodiversity Expert and Conservationist

Manoj Gautam – Humanitarian and Indigenous-Rights Champion

Mark Ofua – Veterinary Surgeon and Conservationist

Matthew John Carter – Marine Archaeologist and Ocean Advocate

Michel André – Bioacoustic Engineer

Miranda Wang – Molecular Biologist and Entrepreneur

Nelly Forero – Naval Captain and Environmental Protection Specialist

Nick Ovenden – Advocate and Regeneration Biologist

Patrick Parnyompe Papatiti – Maasai Warrior and Wildlife Conservationist

Paula Kahumbu – Ecologist and Wildlife Champion

Rachel Graham – Marine Conservation Scientist

Rebecca Hui – Entrepreneur, Artist, and Cartographer

Seheno Andriantsaralaza – Conservation Biologist

Stephanie Dolrenry – Wildlife Conservationist

Taira Malaney – Wildlife and Human Interest Filmmaker

Tanya Harrison – Planetary Scientist

Titouan Bernicot – Entrepreneur and Coral Conservationist

Vianna von Weyhausen – Wildlife Conservationist