Carlos Grau, Social Media and Creative Manager
Carlos is a biologist, palaeontologist and an experienced educator who has taught a range of topics, from primary school science to English as a second language.
He was first introduced to teaching as a Zoology Laboratory demonstrator while earning a Biology MSc at Simón Bolívar University in Venezuela; supporting students with their lab work, assignments and term projects, as well as planning fieldwork. This sparked a love of teaching which, added to his enthusiasm for science, led him to pursue a career in science communication.
After earning his MSc in Palaeobiology at the University of Bristol, he has worked as an educator in many different settings, mainly with the education departments of UK national museums – including the Science Museum and, most recently, the Natural History Museum – in different roles, developing and delivering a variety of education activities.
He strongly believes in the importance of scientific literacy, as so many of the decisions we must all make as modern citizens depend on a good understanding of science, and he feels that informal education in all its forms plays a very important role in facilitating and disseminating this understanding to a wide audience.
In his spare time, he is a guitarist, bassist and vocalist who has played in many bands and in a variety of musical styles, and enjoys writing and recording his own music. He also enjoys cooking: his speciality is Venezuelan empanadas, in the style he learned from his grandmother.