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Writer and Illustrator based in Airlie Beach, Australia

Sofia Fortunato is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. She lived in Norway for ten years where she obtained MSc in Marine Microbiology and a PhD in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Bergen. In parallel with her Scientific education, during her time in Norway, she developed a “secret life” as artist. In 2015, she moved to Australia to pursue a postdoc at James Cook University in Townsville. It was during her postdoc position that she felt a strong call from the artist side within herself and decided to take a career approach in which she could combine art and science.


She currently lives in a tropical paradise in Queensland, Australia- with her two daughters and Australian partner. Her home is close to the ocean and the rainforest which inspires her to write about nature. She is currently writing an illustrating her first children’s book series (Aura de la mar) and is the creator of the project OutdoorHobbits. And when she isn't painting, illustrating, or writing, she loves teaching kids to swim.  

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Children's book writer and illustrator

Aura and the albatross book

PMDD art awareness project

OutdoorHobbits Magazine creator and writer

Writer Contributor SciArt magazine

Career Summary


PhD evolutionary Biology

University of Bergen, Norway


MSc. Microbiology

University of Bergen, Norway


Licenciatura in Biology

Caracas, Venezuela

Sofi Fortunato  |   missofifart@gmail.com

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