Ana was born in Lisbon where she studied forestry engineering at Istituto Superior de Agronomia of the Technical University of Lisbon (1997). In 1999 she earned her MSc in Geography from the University of Edinburgh. She has worked for 15 years in geographic information systems for a wide range of applications, from research projects on forestry engineering to the technical coordination of the Portuguese GIS team of a multinational engineering consultancy. Since she joined Armando Rito Engenharia in 2005, she has been responsible for the technical coordination of environmental assessment studies. She also took some postgraduation curses in business management and currently accumulates the technical functions with the general, financial and human resources management, becoming an executive partner in 2007. In her spare time, she likes to practice yoga and is an enthusiastic volunteer in the parent’s association of her children’s school. Read more