She was born in Oporto in 1970. She graduated in Painting from the F.B.A.U.P. in 1995. She had a scholarship from the F.C.G. between 1998 and 1999. She took her Masters in Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute in the USA and her PhD at the University of Vigo/Pontevedra and the E.S.A.P..