She holds an undergraduate degree and a MSc. in Agronomics Engineering from Technical University of Lisbon (1992 and 1997, respectively) and a MBA from Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon (2000).
She is currently a PhD Student in the Department of Science and Technology at Universidade Aberta (UAb), a Researcher at CENSE (Center for Sustainability and Environmental Research) from New University of Lisbon and works in Statistics Portugal as a Statistical Specialist. Her main research areas include education for sustainable development, as well as global burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors (GBD). She is a GBD Collaborator run by Institute of Health and Metrics Evaluation (IHME) created at the University of Washington and she was Responsible for the Portuguese Team that in a partnership between General Directorate of Health and IHME produced the first policy report about Portuguese Health.
She has already written and co-written over 20 publications and she is also a peer reviewer of Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier.