Earned her Ph.D. degree in Theatre Theory and Film Studies from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Completed her Master of Arts in Theatre Education and Directing at Emerson College in Boston, USA; a licenciate professional degree in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture, Technical University of Lisbon; and a BA in Theatre-Dramaturgy at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, Lisbon.
A Fulbright scholar, she received fellowships from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and the FCT-Foundation for Science and Technology Portugal; and was honored with awards for academic merit by the Louisa Woods Memorial Fund and the Vera Mowry Roberts Theatre Fund, both in the USA.
She is a professional dramaturgist having worked as resident dramaturg in several companies (Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Teatro da Trindade, Teatro Experimental de Cascais, Artistas Unidos, GTH-Teatro da Graça, Bescénico), where she also authored adaptations and translations of plays by Harold Pinter, Edward Albee, Tom Stoppard, Christopher Hampton, Alan Ayckbourn, Peter Shaffer, Moses Kaufmann, Donald Margulies, Tennessee Williams, Patrick Marber and Lanford Wilson. As playwright, some of her works were published and produced in professional companies.
As scholarly researcher she has published essays on Science and Art, Ecocriticism, Symbolist Theory and Aesthetics, Transdisciplinary Art Literacy, Gothic-Romanticism, Phenomenology, Political Theatre, Drama and Set Design.
In 2011, her book Sensory Landscapes in Harold Pinter: A Study on Ecocriticism and Symbolist Aesthetics was published in Saarbrücken, Germany, by LAP Academic Publishing. A second book on Gothic Transdisciplinary Landscapes in the Arts has been submitted for publication in 2017 and awaits approval.