Ceiça Alfredo Chioze, she is a graduate student within the Marine, Aquatic and Coastal Biology at the Eduardo Mondlane University, in 2014. She is frequenting MSc in Management and Conservation of Biodiversity at the Eduardo Mondlane University. She will study MSc in Biological Oceanography, in Nelson Mandela University.

She working in fisheries research area for 9 years, in National Institute of Fisheries Research of Mozambique, in Department of Fish Assessment, since 2015. The main responsibilities are: Semi-industrial and industrial linefishing Monitoring, Industrial Tuna Fishing Monitoring, Scientific Cruises Planning and Marine and Coastal Environmental Impact Assessment.

1 Are you an early bird or night owl?

Early Bird

2 Are you pro- or anti-pun?


3 Do you have any pets?


4 Do you have any science-themed home decor?

It is a meduim bottle with a boat inside. It is possible to look a fishermans with the linehooks. And also I have other decor: a fish (grouper) embalmed and hung on a vertical iron.

5 Do you prefer cooking or baking?


6 Do you prefer sweet or savory?


7 Do you speak any other languages?

I speak Portuguese and English.

8 If you could switch professions, what would you do?

Fashion Designer

9 If you could switch science fields, what field would you want to work in?

Petroleum Engineering

10 If you got a plane ticket right now, where would it go?

Australia, in Great Barrier Reef, Townsville

11 If you had one superpower, what would it be?

Cure people of diseases and with a simple touch to repair the entire process that is degrading the environment in the world

12 Is there anything you strongly recommend we watch and/or read and/or listen to?

I can recommend to read a book with title: Rich Dad and Poor Dad

13 It’s your day off. What do you want to do?

Researching new documentaries related to the marine environment

14 What are three things you can’t live without?

My family, My job (marine research) and my hobbie (fashion design)

15 What beverage gives you life?


16 What book did you read in school that positively shaped you?

Fisheries Managent – Ecosystem Approach to fisheries, from FAO

17 What did you want to be when you grew up?

I would like to become a marine researcher recognized nationally (Mozambique) and internationally, for the published works and social activism

18 What drives you and keeps you going?

What drives me and keeps me going is the fact that I am in a country where information gaps and research challenges (in marine and fisheries research, as well as in other areas) are huge. I think that all scientists should love their work and keep working.

19 What got you excited in science?

What excited me about science was the fact that it is an area of exact sciences, which I have always liked since I was a child, especially in the area of research.
The fact that I realize that in my country (Mozambique) it has a long coastal zone, with many associated ecosystems and a rich diversity of marine and aquatic species, excited me immensely to embrace science

20 What excites you about science now?

the fact that I know that my studies have contributed to the management of fisheries in my country

21 What is a guilty pleasure of yours?

I dont know

22 What is a secret talent of yours?

Plastic arts (Painting)

23 What is your favorite game?

Basket ball

24 What is the last book you read?

“The Book of the Ego – Free yourself from Illusion” By Osho

25 What is one of the best pieces of advice you’ve received?

When difficulties are plaguing me, in any area of my life (work, loving, family, etc.) I must stay focused on the personal goals I decide to achieve

26 What is something you’ve always wanted to try but you’ve been too scared to do?

Parachute jump

27 What is the best advice for your 18 year old self?

Admit in University (Bachelor Degree) and finish the course on time

28 What is the best way to de-stress?

Do an activity you like best. for me, for example, to sit on the beach and read a book.

29 What is the last thing you watched?

TV newcast, a especial notice about new variant of covid

30 What is the weirdest thing you’ve had in your bag?

A bird. In fact, I left the bag open in the garden while carrying a document in the library, and the bird simply got into the bag

31 What is your favorite animal?


32 What is your favorite book?

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

33 What is your favorite comfort food?

Potato puree with stewed chicken

34 What is your favorite day of the year?


35 What is your favorite plant?

Ipomea pes-caprae

36 What is your favorite science fact?

Scientists predict that there are over 3 billion base pairs of DNA in human genes and over 25,000 genes in the human genome. An entire copy of that genome exists in each of the 10 trillion cells in the human body. If all of that DNA were lined up, it would cover the distance between Earth and the sun 100 times.

37 What is your favorite season?


38 What is your favorite smell?

Newborn baby

39 What is your favorite sound?

Singing of the birds

40 What is your favorite thing about yourself?

Capacity to create fashion designs inspired by nature

41 What is your favorite word (in any language)?


42 What is your proudest moment?

When I am presenting results of a marine survey at an international conference, seminar or symposium.

43 What kind of tree would you be?

Casuarina equisetifolia

44 What’s the best thing about where you live?

The people are conscious about environment conservation

45 Tell us something we probably don’t know.

I like so much biological oceanography

46 Who would you like to see 46 Questions interview next?

I think that this 46 question are very good