Nayara is a biologist (UFSC, Brazil) with a MSc. in Ecology from Unicamp, Brazil. During her studies she got experience with environmental education, small mammal research and reef fish community ecology.
She first found out about Opwall in 2013, during a promotion talk held at University of Oxford during her MSc overseas internship. She fell in love with Opwall from the beginning, given that it combined science, conservation and education, alongside working with local communities; everything that captivates her!
She’s been with Opwall on the Honduras expedition in 2014, worked as a marine site manager in South Africa (2015) and Galapagos (2016), and as a School group leader in Mexico (2017).
Her main interest is in Citizen Science and coastal management, and she is passionate about diving. Moreover, she sees in education the basis for the social improvement and believes that scientific education is an important path to develop thinking and free minds. She loves sports and traveling and, besides Opwall, she keeps doing research and teaching.