She has a degree in History variant Archaeology (1994) and a Master degree in Local and Regional History (1999) from the Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon.
She is a Cultural Heritage senior official in local municipalities since 1998, being, currently, responsible for the Cacela’s Heritage Centre of Research and Information, in Vila Real de Santo António Municipality, where she works in the areas of scientific research; communication, interpretation and promotion of heritage and cultural landscapes;cultural programming and heritage education.
In this area she has been responsible for the design and promotion of educational and thematic projects specially oriented for the 1st and 2nd stages of Basic Education. It stands out: Enchanted Moorish Women and Spells in the Algarve”, “Old knowledge, new ways of doing it”, “Professional activities in the Algarve’s coast, barrocal and hillsWhat is the function of plants“, “Ancient uses of Algarve’s flora”, “What did our grandparents eat?Diet in Algarve’s leewardOur grandparents’ houses”, “Algarve’s folk architecture” and “Cyclical Festivities”, “Discovering the festive traditions along the year”.
She has also been coordinating educational actions within the project “Discovery of the 4 cities” (with schools from the brother municipalities of Fundão, Marinha Grande, Montemor-o-Novo and Vila Real de Santo António). It stands out: “Heritage of our play”, “Sites and dates with tales”, “Animals, herbs and company. “Discovering the 4 cities’ fauna and flora”, “From mouth to ear.”, “Discovering the 4 cities’ oral heritage” and “Around with water. “Discovering water heritages in the 4 cities”.
She has coordinating the release of several teaching resources related to educational projects (books, games and interactive CD-Rom’s).
She published books and several articles and itineraries about archaeology, history and ethnography. As a researcher, she has developed and collaborated with various projects about cultural heritage, history and archaeology.