When it comes to writing, my topics are broad–including food, travel, science and design. I’ve written stories for magazines including Australian Geographic, edible, and Austin Monthly. And, I’m a regular contributor to Austin HOME and Singapore Airlines’ award-winning magazine Silver Kris. I’ve also been editor of the only English-language magazine in Kansai, Japan–Kansai Scene.
Because of my science background, I’m also just as passionate about communicating science clearly and effectively. I have held communication positions in science institutions including the Powerhouse Museum and the University of Sydney, where I worked as media officer, editor, events manager and education officer. I also currently work as freelance science copy editor for biology manuscripts written by non-English speaking scientists.
In my distant past, I fulfilled my childhood dream of working with animals by completing a Zoology degree at the University of Sydney. Although I sometimes miss catching sea snakes in the warm waters of New Caledonia, or fishing for lizards in the Australian desert, I still occasionally get to tag along on trips to harass fish with my biologist husband.
I’m now based in Konstanz, Germany.
Feel free to email me at carlaavolio [at] gmail [dot] com