Born in Lisbon, and in the first1962-75). Studied at Ar.Ci Art School and Humanities Faculty of Lisbon University and graduated in Philosophy. In 1985 settled in Dotmund, Germany. Taught Portuguese at the Auslandinstitut, worked as a broadcaster and journalist and in the culture and integration of the Portuguese community unter the auspices of the , a German government-backed project.
In 1994 resumed her work in plastic and graphic arts. And matriculated at the Technical Design College where she studied Graphic Design and Vksual Communication and completed the course in 2002.