Mckayla Holloway

Mckayla Holloway

Science Communicator

Role at Cawthron

Mckayla has a background in environmental science and visual communication. She draws on both her technical science and visual communication capabilities to explore innovative ways to communicate science. The audience is central to Mckayla’s work, by carefully considering who her work is speaking to, she then crafts visual narratives that engage audiences enhancing the transfer of scientific knowledge.

Technical skills, experience and interests

  • Science communication
  • Visual Design
  • Project Management
  • Freshwater environmental monitoring


  • MSc (Science and Society) Victoria University of Wellington, 2021
  • BSc (Physical Geography) Massey University, 2017
  • Dip (Computer Graphic Design) 2005

Professional Affiliations

  • Te Pūnaha Matatini – Principal Investigator
  • Te Pūnaha Matatini – Engagement Community of Inquiry Co-lead
  • New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society
  • Science Communicators Association of New Zealand
Mckayla Holloway