Who are you?
I work at the Science Outreach Office of the Portuguese national Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences. My roles include digital strategy, science writing and development of astronomy outreach activities.
I have a MSc degree in Science Communication and studied magazine journalism in the UK.
My background is in Communication Design, and I worked as web and interface developer in digital communication companies for nine years.
What have you been doing?
In writing, I covered topics in mathematics, nanotechnology, telecommunications, applied computational science, mental health and social issues, reporting straight from science journals and talking to scientists and other professionals.
In programming, I developed websites, digital marketing and social media campaigns using both web browser and web server technologies.
A selection of web projects is listed in the Web Projects page.
What are you up to at the moment?
I use writing, web development, digital strategy and visual design to communicate science and technology. I want to work for research institutions or technological companies.
I am curious about minds, computers and everything in-between and beyond, from how machines think to intelligence in the outer space.
The subjects I am most passionate about are astronomy, computer science, the mind and languages.
What else do you do?
I am the founder of the PubhD Lisbon: “can you explain your PhD in a pub?”, the first Portuguese branch of an idea that started in Nottingham in 2014.
When I am not reading or listening about science, I am running across Lisbon, studying either German or Finnish languages, or taking pictures.
I also manage a weekly language exchange group.