About

Cassandra Arnold head shot
Cassandra as a doctor with Doctors Without Borders, working in Chad

Cassandra fulfilling the dream of a sea plane ride
  • I  was born in England, spent most of my life in Australia (with a year in Papua New Guinea early on), and moved to Calgary, Canada for my partner David’s work at The University of Calgary in 2010.
  • I had a greater variety of jobs than I can fully recall before beginning my career in medicine. Loosely from worst to best:  mobile ice cream van driver, frozen chicken factory worker, household census taker, babysitter, housewife, leafleteer outside London Underground stations, lunchtime waitress, shop assistant, screen printing entrepreneur, community group leader, government office clerk, domestic violence refuge worker, Newcastle City CouncillorAustralian ER and remote area doctor, and physician with the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
  • I retired from medicine in late 2015.
  • Current interests: Art and writing of course, Permaculture, digital sketching, illustration, and anything to do with the natural world: ecology, biology, climate change, exploration, biography and history.
  • I achieved Active Member status with the Federation of Canadian Artists in January 2016.
  • See also my author page at Amazon.com
  • My Artist Facebook page