“Mad about science and crazy about food (can’t live without travelling)”
Rita is a woman of the world. Having lived in Porto until she was 17, she then moved to Aveiro to begin her journey in Biology. At 20 she lived in Italy for one year in an exchange program with Centro di Ricerca per le Scienze Ambientali from the University of Bologna, where she worked in marine ecology and dove into the amazing Italian food scene. Back in Portugal she began her love affair with fish and Aquaculture Nutrition at Ciimar and later pursued her PhD between sunny Faro, in the University of Algarve, and rainy Bergen at NIFES. After living in Norway for 6 years, Rita pursued another passion: food. Once she graduated in Culinary Arts, she worked in several restaurants in Lisbon, in quality and food safety and travelled around to eat the world. But Rita wanted more: she wanted to combine her greatest passions – science and food. She joined B2E in the summer of 2020 with enthusiasm and excitement, bringing an excellent overview of the whole value of chain for aquaculture and food produce. She is highly aware of market demands and contemporary food trends. You will probably spot her during some events, tasting fish produce and maybe cooking something up.