Degree in Law (2009), MSc in Human Rights (2012) and PhD in Public Juridical Sciences by the Law School of the University of Minho (2018).

It is an active member of the deaf community and, consequently, in the fight for the rights and interests of deaf people and the recognition of Portuguese sign language as a fundamental right.

Member of the Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights (ANESC), integrating the Portuguese Section of ANESC.

Vice-President of the Portuguese Mechanism for Monitoring the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Council of Ministers Resolution No. 68/2014).