Sara Mortara is a biologist from the University of São Paulo (USP), has a master's degree in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation from the State University of Santa Cruz (UESC) and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of São Paulo (USP), with a sandwich doctorate at the University of Maine. She has academic experience in Statistical Modelling in Ecology, Biodiversity Informatics, and teaching computational and programming skills in R. In the private sector has worked on educational projects in Science and Solidarity Economy.
She is a programming enthusiast, co-founder of liibre! (Independent Laboratory of Biodiversity and Reproducibility in Ecology Informatics) and member of R-Ladies Rio. At IIS, works on the development of codes for solving priority problems and biodiversity conservation.