06 December 2023

Ana Afonso Silva

Ana has been a Junior Data Analyst at Beyond Fossil Fuels since December 2023, leveraging her expertise in data analysis and research cultivated during her tenure as an evolutionary biologist. With a comprehensive academic background, including a PhD and postdoctoral research, she specialised in biodiversity and speciation, laying a robust groundwork for data analysis.

Motivated by her commitment to addressing the climate crisis, Ana transitioned from academic research to a more practical role. Prior to joining Beyond Fossil Fuels, she freelanced with Designers for Climate, offering data visualisation services. Fluent in English and Portuguese, Ana also possesses a basic understanding of French and Spanish.

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