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The new ELAS file server - which the ELAS team affectionately calls the server - was named after a great reference for all of us: the scientist Katemari Rosa.

Katemari Rosa is a physics professor at the Federal University of Bahia and works for the inclusion of black women and men in the exact sciences. As a black and lesbian scientist, she is a role model for many women and girls. Katemari has a degree in Physics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, a master's degree in Teaching, Philosophy and History of Science from the Federal University of Bahia, a master's degree in Science Education from Teachers College and a PhD in Science Education from Columbia University.

As a researcher, Katemari draws on feminist and decolonial theoretical frameworks. Her interests involve research and practice in physics teaching, the training of educators, physics in the early grades and discussions involving the intersectionalities of gender, sexualities, race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status in the construction and teaching of science.

She is also a member of several national and international networks in the field of physics, as well as networks of black and LGBT researchers, such as the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) and the Brazilian Association of Black Researchers (ABPN).

The ELAS team has prepared a message of thanks for Katemari Rosa, which you can read here.