Arwen was born in Vienna, Austria and grew up in various places before settling in Australia. She knew she wanted to a teacher after working as an education officer, teaching people about reptiles. She has loved working as a primary school teacher in Sydney though she does sometimes miss the zoo! In her spare time, Arwen likes to sail anything from dinghies to square-rigged ships, sing anything from Bach to Queen, and visit the local observatory for everything from meteor showers to eclipses. Arwen is very much looking forward to teaching in Bhutan, getting involved in the community, and is hoping to see some of the local wildlife!