Rodrigo was born and raised in Punta Arenas, and after completing his studies at SEK International University in Santiago de Chile, he obtained his degree in Administration and Planning of Tourism Resources. Later he returned to Punta Arenas to work as a naturalist guide and Expedition Leader in cruise companies through Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia and Cape Horn for almost 20 years. During that time he was able to complement his passion for nature with intense and interesting biodiversity training in Patagonia. In 2017 he fulfilled a great dream, “to know and work in Antarctica” thanks to an opportunity that Antarctica21 opens up for him. In 2018 he joined the Operations Department to serve as Head of Logistics Administration in Punta Arenas.