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Washington Castilhos

Washington Castilhos


Washington Castilhos is a freelance journalist of SciDev.Net.

He is a science journalist since 1996, and  holds master degree in Science communication. He is currently a PhD student in Public Communication of Science.

Washington worked at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation press office from 1996 to 2000. He also worked as a collaborator for Pesquisa FAPESP magazine and for FAPESP Agency news from 2004 to 2015 —

From 2004 to 2016 he was head of communication at the Latin-American Center on Sexuality and Human Rights (, a project housed in the Institute of Social Medicine of the State University of Rio de Janeiro.

Washington has been writing for SciDev.Net since 2017.

Contact Details: WhatsApp +55 21 99623-1579
Location: Río de Janeiro (Brazil)
Languages Spoken: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French.
Areas of Interests: Health, environment, Science & technology, gender, sexuality, social sciences.
Job Title: Freelance journalist