A PhD in Sociology by the University of Minho, in 2019, with the thesis: “Social inequalities and vulnerable social groups – society, policies and survival strategies in Cabeceiras de Basto and Celorico de Basto”.

Her areas of interest are Social Inequalities, Poverty and Social Exclusion, Social Answers, Ageing Processes and Adult Education, on which her investigation projects have been focusing on, as well as the interest/participation in seminars and congresses.

She has performed professional activity in the area of adult education and since 2013 she has been performing professional activity in social welfare institutions.