Teresa was born in 1992, and from a very young age she has shown a huge interest in nature and animals. Perhaps her origins helped, since she grew up in a rural environment in the northeast of Trás-os-Montes, Valpaços, where she studied until completing high school.
Later, she moved to Vila Real, and at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) she completed her graduation in Animal Science, degree and master. At this stage, she also studied abroad through the Erasmus program, in the University of Agriculture of Krakow, Poland, and did some internships in the area of livestock production.
Professionally, she joined UTAD’s R&D center, CITAB, in 2018, and began her activity in the area of Technology Transfer, in the agri-food sector, having obtained specialized training in Technology Transfer in the Knowledge Innovation Market Barcelona, and in European Financing and H2020 by Econet in Burgos, Spain. In this context, she was in close collaboration with the Federación Empresarial de Agroalimentación de la Comunidad Valenciana – FEDACOVA, and with several companies in the Iberian Peninsula. Later, still in the same area, she focused her activity on the valorisation of phenolic compounds. Later, she worked at UTAD’s Project Support Office, in the management of R&D+i activities, including applications for R&D projects, Intellectual Property management and contracts with companies.