PhD in Civil Law by the Portuguese Catholic University of Porto, where she also taught for 23 years, subjects such as Family Law, Children’s Law, Civil Law, among others. In 2012, at the age of 48, through a public competition, she became the youngest Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Justice and in 2016 she was appointed Judge of the Constitutional Court by the Republic Assembly, a position she resigned in 2019.
She is a founding member of the Projeto Criar and Dignidade Associations, an honorary member of the Portuguese Association of Women Lawyers and assiduously collaborates with women’s rights associations such as the Women Union Alternative and Response (UMAR) and the Association of Women Against Violence (AMCV).
She’s proud to have always been known for embracing the fight against all forms of gender violence and sexual abuse of children and to be a staunch advocate for gender equality, which she considers a matter of justice. In 2014 she was awarded the Ângelo de Almeida Ribeiro Prize, by the Human Rights Commission of the Bar Association, for the work developed in these matters.