PhD candidate at the Doctoral Program in Digital Media (FEUP), Marcela has a M.A. in Communication and Culture (UFRJ, Brazil) and a degree in Project Planning for Digital Media (Senac-Rio, Brazil). Undergraduated in Journalism, she has experience in writing and producing for print news, online, TV and radio. She researches information diffusion in political mobilization networks on social media platforms, with focus on the Brazilian case, from June 2013 to 2016. Her areas of interest are digital methods for social research, text mining and network theory.