Born in 1982 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. Graduated in Sociology with a major in Social Politics at Minho University, and a Postgraduate Degree in Marketing and Communication at Leiria Superior School of Education and Social Science.
From 2008 to 2011 she was a Communication and Marketing Consultant at Portobay Hotels & Resorts.
Member of the Portuguese National Assembly since 2011, she became Member of the European Parliament in 2014. She is member of the Steering Group of the Tourism Task Force from TRAN Committee , Vice-Chair of Fisheries Committee and Vice - President of the working Group on Tourism at SMEs Europe.