Completed her Masters in Educational Sciences at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto in 2017, with particular interest in the process of social-educational institutionalization of childhood in contemporary societies and children’s rights, namely the right to play and leisure.
Went on to carry out internships with a strong social component, where music, plastic arts and photography were the educational basis.
Later exercised her profession integrating the educational team of a foster home that receives, in a residential regime for long periods of time, children and young people at risk, providing conditions and paths for their good affective, personal and professional development.
Simultaneously, she has always been involved in various animal defense and rehabilitation projects (team of rescue and reinsertion in responsible families) as well as in the creation of a sterilization group to respond to the need to control cat colonies, as a preventive measure of protection in her area of residence.
Integrates the BSA Porto since 2020 as an assistant in the donation team, keeping animal welfare as her main interest.
Being an animal lover since childhood, completed her studies as a veterinary assistant in 2021. Since then, has done a short journey of work in a veterinary clinic, but it was her passion for felines that attracted her to the BSA mission. Is now a full-time member of the team, since April 2022.
Started out as a professional in the wine production industry in 2006 as a Chemical Analysis Technician, specializing in wine production until 2011. He headed the Quality Control department at the largest Angolan beverage production company, Refriango. Back in Portugal, and with the personal objective of living different experiences of curricular enrichment, he went through several companies and positions, from different sectors of economic activity. From 2013 to 2018, he found in the fashion retail industry the opportunity to develop new skills and mature those acquired so far, having been a manager at the multinational INDITEX, in Lisbon. After completing the five-year objective he had set for himself, in this company, he began a new adventure in the aviation industry as a Cabin Crew at TAP, until the pandemic set in and the sector stopped. The baggage he carries opened new doors for new experiences, but it was at the Animal Blood Bank that he felt at home. Not only because of his northern accent, but also because he has always had a close relationship with the animal world, identifying himself with the company`s values and what it represents.
Graduated in Veterinary Medicine at ICBAS – Oporto University in 2003.
Completed the 12 months curricular internship at Hospital Veterinário do Porto. Activity developed in consultation, hospitalization, surgery, anesthesiology, endoscopy, ultrasound, radiology, electrocardiography, laboratory, weekly medical-surgical emergency of 12 and 24 hours. Medical-surgical care for companion and exotic animals.
She has worked as a Veterinarian since 2003 in veterinary clinics for companion and exotic animals. Activity carried out in consultation, hospitalization, minor surgery, radiology, electrocardiography, laboratory and emergencies. Her main interest are internal medicine, feline and transfusion medicine.
Participated in the training of trainees in Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Clinic Assistants.
Participated at several congresses and seminars in Portugal. Among which stand out: “Cat Handling Program” - International Cat Care; 2nd Meeting - Hematology for clinicians by APMVEAC Porto; GIEFEL Congress - Feline Medicine by APMVEAC Lisbon; MBA-VET Training Course by IFE Porto; Intensive Course “Treating Commonly Encountered Exotic Animals” Improve Ibérica in Santarém.
From 2016 to 2022 enrolled in APMVEAC - Portuguese Association of Veterinary Doctors Specialists in Companion Animals.
Collaborates with Banco de Sangue Animal in Porto since October 2022, joining the team as a Logistics Technician in December 2022.
Loves animals but her passion is cats!