A graduate in the area of Criminal Sciences and Criminal Law (Lusíada University Faculty of Law, 1995), she studied for her PhD at the University of Salamanca from 1998 to 1999, and has published studies on the Legal Framework of Banking Contracts as Researcher.

She completed a postgraduate course in Banking, Stock Exchange and Insurance Law at the University of Coimbra’s Faculty of Law (2001/2002 academic year), and completed a Mini-MBA – Intensive Management Course at INDEG/ISCTE in 2006.

From 1995 to 2011, she occupied a number of positions at CTT – Correios de Portugal, S.A., including Legal Counsel in the Human Resources Department, Trainer in several training courses, Company Secretary and Advisor to the Board of Directors at CTT Expresso, Advisor to the Board of Directors at CTT, S.A., and Human Resources Director at CTT. She also participated in many corporate restructuring projects and in the creation of a Shared Services Unit for CTT, S.A.

She is a partner and consultant at EM Consulting, an international consulting firm, where she has been responsible for overseeing the legal aspect of projects since September 2011.

She has worked as a lawyer since July 1997 and has been a partner and director of EJM since 2012.