Institute for Methods Innovation
Jessica has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of São Paulo (USP) and a Master's Degree in Scientific and Cultural Communication from the University of Campinas (Unicamp). Currently, she is a Science Communicator at the Foundation Science Centre and Higher Distance Education of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Cecierj Foundation), Research Fellow of the Institute for Methods Innovation (IMI), and Researcher of the National Institute of Public Communication of Science and Technology (INCT-CPCT / Brazil).
Jessica is a professor of the courses: Master's in Science, Technology and Health Communication, and Specialization in Science Popularization, both at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), and of Specialization in Science Teaching: with an emphasis in Biology and Chemistry at IFRJ/Maracanã. Jessica conducts and supervises research in the fields of non-formal education, science communication and popularization, science museums and centres, accessibility and inclusion. She has practical experience in science outreach programmes, such as in the management of mobile science centres and museums and as a teacher in training courses, and in the works developed at the Centre of Science Dissemination from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), at the projects of implantation Espaço do Conhecimento da UFMG and of PONTO UFMG Itinerant Museum, at the Natural History Museum in London, and as a member of the organizing and judge committees of several National and International Science Fairs.