Catarina is a biologist with a master’s degree in ecology from the Federal University of Bahia, and a doctorate degree in biological oceanography from the University of São Paulo. Catarina also spent 4 months at the Texas A&M University, during her doctorate. She is currently a tenured professor at the Federal University of Southern Bahia (UFSB), where she runs the Laboratory of Planktonic Studies and Science Outreach.
Catarina is interested in zooplankton, which are tiny marine animals so small that they cannot be seen with the naked eye. Their shapes and colors are so different that it looks like they are not from this planet and, despite being tiny, they can even interfere in the planet’s climate.
She loves travelling, reading, going to the movies, but since her daughter was born, her hobbies are reading and making up stories for children. After all, no one deserves so much revenge, female villains and disputes over prince charming.
Catarina is one of our editors-in-chief and the idealizer of the blog. She coordinates our outreach project at UFSB to which the blog is linked. She always has insane new projects in mind, but the editorial board is her best anxiety control.