Invited Lecturer in the Portuguese Language Centre of the Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa’e, East Timor, and researcher in the Linguistics Research Centre of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. She is a PhD student in Linguistics at NOVA FCSH, specializing in Linguistics and Language Teaching. Her main areas of research are generative L2 acquisition and the implications that phenomena such as L1 transfer have for L2 teaching, focusing specifically her attention on East Timor. Besides her research, she was a Language Tutor and a Lecturer at the Universidade Nacional de Timor Lorosa’e, East Timor (2004-2006), at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom (2007-2009) and at the Escola Superior de Educação de Lisboa, Portugal (2010-2011). She collaborated with the Ministry of Education of East Timor on the conception of the National Curriculum for Basic Education’s Cycles 1 and 2 (2013-2016), having produced materials for biliteracy in Tetun and Portuguese, such as a transfer primer, illustrated bilingual school dictionaries, school grammars, image books, bilingual textbooks, among other bilingual materials. She has also been producing materials for the teaching of Portuguese L2 for Specific Purposes in East Timor, namely in the legal area of expertise.