Mariana Victorino has a doctorate degree in Communication Sciences from the Faculty of Human Sciences of the Portuguese Catholic University and Invited Assistant Professor at the same Faculty.

She holds a degree in Business Communication from ISCEM / EFAP International (1995) and a master’s degree in Business Communication (2010) from the same institution, with a dissertation entitled "Preventive Methodologies in Management of Crisis Communication".

She has been a university professor since 1999, having worked at Instituto Superior de Comunicação Empresarial, Universidade Lusíada, Faculty of Medicine (UTL) and Autónoma University.

Alongside her academic career, she is the managing director of the OmnicomPRGroup (Porter Novelli, Ketchum, FleishmanHillard), an integrated communications agency in one of the largest communication groups in the world - Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC), where she has been working since 2002.