Sónia Gama Pereira, born in Lisbon on July 31, 1972, is a Portuguese scientist and educator. She currently lives in Maputo, Mozambique, where she works as Coordinator of the Hands on Science-CCVnE Project at EPM-CELP, a primary, secondary and vocational school. Sónia is an advocate for innovation and improvement of science and technology education in schools through experimental and investigative practice in the classroom.
In parallel, she has been teaching subjects such as Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry and Spectroscopy as guest lecturer at the Faculty of Science of Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), Mozambique, since 2008.
In 2019 she obtained her professionalization in pedagogy from Universidade Aberta, Portugal. In 2005, she completed her PhD in Materials Engineering (Biomaterials) from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) of the University of Lisbon, Portugal and from Virginia Tech, USA. She also has a degree in Chemistry Technology from Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa.
Sónia Gama Pereira is a professional committed to the promotion of science education. Her experience as coordinator of the Hands on Science Project-CCVnE, and her activities as a teacher and researcher demonstrate her commitment to promote quality education, encouraging critical and scientific thinking among students.
In addition, Sónia also has other interests, from politics to literature and cinema. These personal passions certainly contribute to her wide vision and her ability to engage in different areas of knowledge.