Lecturer at the Portuguese Catholic University of Lisbon for more than ten years. She taught French in a French Immersion school in Winnipeg, Canada for a period of nine years. She is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg, with an Honours degree in Arts, (French and German); a Certificate of Education from the University of Manitoba, Canada, an Arts degree (English and German) from the Faculty of Arts, University of Lisbon, and a Master's Degree in Translation and Comparative Studies from the Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon. Her thesis is entitled, Swift's Gulliver's Travels: from French into Portuguese: A Study of As viagens de Gulliver a varios paizes remotos (1793).