PhD student in Linguistics and Language Teaching, with a research project in Portuguese as a Heritage Language. She has a degree in Modern Languages and Literature – Portuguese Studies, from the University of Lisbon and a Master’s degree in Portuguese as a Second/Foreign Language from the University of Porto. She is a teacher of Portuguese language in Secondary school and has collaborated with Camões, I.P., in Portuguese Courses for foreigners, since 2012. She was a Lecturer at Instituto Camões in New Jersey. She has worked in the development of teaching materials, being the co-author of several workbooks of Portuguese as a foreign language, for general and specific purposes.