Ecologist and science communicator.
I graduated in Biology at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon with a specialization in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology. Later, I received an MSc in Conservation Biology with a dissertation on primate population and conservation genetics, and, simultaneously, a postgraduation in Ecology and Environmental Management. Later on, I moved towards the organization, production and evaluation of professional scientific events, science communication events, training and other small and large scale projects, mostly linked to ecology. I won the audience award at the FameLab Portugal 2017 final, and was invited to host the final of the 10th edition of the competition.
From 2017 to 2019, I worked at the Portuguese Ecological Society (SPECO) under supervision of Maria Amélia Martins-Loução (PSE) and Cristina Máguas (ESFE), where I was responsible for the LTER network communication and outreach. I now collaborate with SPECO as advisor to the Board. In 2018, I was part of the team that brought the international festival Pint of Science to Portugal, representing the initiative as national Vice-President. In 2019, I joined Liga para a Protecção da Natureza's (LPN) national board, the oldest environmental NGO in the Iberian Peninsula, where I'm responsible for the communication, education and training departments. In January 2020, I co-founded Senciência, a start-up that aims to strenghthen the triad science-culture-education through stimulating events and initiatives.
I started collaborating with cE3c in 2017, through the development of a multidisciplinary courses programme - "Short Courses" - for undergraduate and graduate Biology students, coorganised by cE3c's Communication and Outreach Office. I now collaborate as an advisor and coordinate the communication of the Tropical College of the University of Lisbon.