Marinela Fernandes Figueiredo has a degree in Social Work (2015) from the University of Lisbon — Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences and a master’s degree in Education Specialising in Educational Mediation (2023) from the University of Minho.

She participated in preparing a scientific article titled “Training, Mediation, and Supervision: Challenges, Inequalities, Emergencies, and Responses in Times of COVID-19”.

She is currently working on her PhD in Sociology, with the intention of writing articles for publication in scientific journals alongside her thesis.