I graduated in Media Communication (1997) and completed an MSc in Science Communication (2010) at the University of Minho. I started my professional career at Portugal Telecom (now called Altice) in Lisbon, where I spent two years working on various activities in the area of Internal Communication. In 2000, I started working at INESC TEC as a Communication specialist where I established the Communication Service. In 2006, I became Head of the Communication Service and I now coordinate internal and external institutional communication, promoting INESC TEC's image, prestige and international presence. I'm responsible for coordinating, planning and managing the Communication Service, supporting the Board of Directors in defining communication strategies, producing information and material to uphold the Institutional Image, preparing promotional and media campaigns, and organising events. Between June 2018 and March 2020, I also worked as Head of Communications of the UT Austin Portugal Program.