Born Lisbon, Portugal on January 26, 1938.
Fluent in Portuguese, French, and English.
Studied in Portugal and in England.
1976-1988 Worked as Training and Project Officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Portugal until its phaseout in 1988.
1994-96 Two year undergraduate studies leading to the University of Cambridge Diploma of English Studies (U.K. 1996).
1996-2016 Undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) in Portugal and online at UMUC’s Adelphi campus, focusing on English, History, Philosophy, Shakespeare Studies (English 406), and the Humanities in general (GPA 3.8).
As part of UMUC field program in Europe, participated and completed:
English 388Q (Madrid); ARTH 199L Picasso in Paris & English 388L & 389E (Paris); English 388E (Rome); English 388J (Dublin).
After retirement from USAID, participated in various writers workshops, including the Antioch Writers’ Workshop in Yellow Springs, Ohio; and Creative Writing and Literature seminars at the Oxford and Cambridge Summer Programs in literature.
Member of the Tau Omega Chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society since 2012
Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) since 2010.
Member of the Tau Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) since 2009.
Short story “Pruning” was published by the Mock Turtle Zine, Dayton, OH (December 2016).
Preferences & hobbies:
Reading, movies, theater, walking, swimming, cooking.
Lived and studied in England for several years, and traveled widely in Europe and in the US, particularly in D.C., Virginia, California, Oregon.
Has family, relatives, and friends in the U.K. and in the United States.
In Portugal, lived in Lisbon, Cascais, Estoril, and now lives with her husband in Porto, where they have family and friends.