She holds a degree in nursing from the Calouste Gulbenkian School of Nursing in Lisbon, a Master in Health and Development with a specialization in Program and Project Management from the UNL Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT). She holds a PhD in International Health – Health Policies.
As a nurse she worked in public services and then private, always in the area of Pediatrics. In 2005 she decided to go to the African continent as a volunteer nurse of a Portuguese NGO. Since then his professional career has always been closely linked to International Cooperation, having intervened in several countries such as Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe, living development missions as well as humanitarian emergency. After the passage of the High Commission of Health in 2009/2010, specifically the National Coordination for HIV / AIDS Infection, Cooperation area, took over the General Directorate of ISU – Institute of Solidarity and University Cooperation from 2011 to 2013.
She currently collaborates with the IHMT in Cooperation and Research projects in International Health.
In AESE, in May 2014, he took over the Management of the GOS – Program of Management of Social Organizations, he is a teaching fellow in the area of Human Factor in the Organization and he is part of the Coaching team.
She is married and a mother.