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Fiona MacDonald 

CEO, Science Alert

I run the second most read science website in the world and lead a team of 11 super passionate journalists and editors based around the world! I'm always trying to find new ways to inspire the world with science.

 

Favourite cafe on the Coast:

Espresso Martine for coffee and toasties, Centred Ceramics for lovely vibes, Umina SLSC for sandy-footed veggie breakfast rolls

 

A Fun Fact About Yourself:

I couldn't pick just one, so here are two for you! I speak french, and I have successfully avoided working in an office for the past eight years - while still building a super successful career. 

 

Fave thing to do on weekends on the Coast:

Get in the water with my family and get out in nature. The Pearl Beach to Patonga walk ticks all these boxes and is one of my favourite weekend activities (usually ending with champagne and fries at the Boathouse in Patonga). Camping locally is another favourite activity, and I also love horse riding at The Outlook in Avoca followed by an early dinner at Shady Palms. 

What you love most about living on the Coast:

There are so many wonderful things about living on the coast, but definitely my favourite part of life up here is the nature! The beaches, the winter sunsets, the national parks, the bushwalks. Being able to live close to the centre of Umina, and still walk to the beach and wake up every morning to see cockatoos sitting in a gum tree outside my bedroom window - it's magical. 

 

 

What you love most about working out of Work Collective:

Aside from the raisin toast and coffee, it's being able to be around other creative, passionate people and collaborate and bounce ideas off each other. I love working from home and my own company, but coming into Work Collective fills my community cup and I always leave feeling energised and full of ideas. Grace and Reid have attracted such a beautiful collective of humans. The raisin toast IS pretty good though.

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