In 1994, he organized the process of creating AD ELO – Associação de Desenvolvimento Local da Bairrada e Mondego and has been part of its staff since then, carrying out CEO functions in the association. Within the scope of specific functions in the association (as Local Actions Groups LAG), he has assumed the role of Coordinator of the LEADER II, LEADER+, Axis 3 – PRODER, DLBC/Rural Initiatives and many other projects, specially linked to involve local actors in rural areas.
She has been working at AD ELO since 2015 and her main role is managing social innovation projects (CLDS 3G, VirtuALL and VirtuALL Ageing). During her professional career, she has developed high skills in bringing together key players – such as municipalities, academic institutions, SMEs, startups and most importantly, end users (older adults) – around a common goal. Since August/2023, she has been the coordinator of the NewEcoSmart pilot in Portugal.
She concluded the Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology at the University of Coimbra, in 2020. She is also certified in Strategic Human Resources Management. At the beginning of 2023, she was coordinator of the CLDS Cantanhede 4G project. In AD ELO, she is also a senior technician and researcher.