Degree in history, University Classica, Lisboa, 1981. Master in International Relations, University Tecnica, Lisboa, 1984. Degree in protocol and functions, Diplomatic Academy, Paris, 1989.
Various Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Lisbon, 1983-1988. Deputy permanent representative to United Nations Educational Paris, 1988-1990. Counsellor Mission of Portugal to United Nations, New York City, 1990-1995.
Advisor to the president of the general assembly United Nations, since 1995.
Volunteer Red Cross, Portugal, 1985, New York Founding Hospital, New York City, since 1992.
Daughter of Aristides de Andrade and Sinda Velez de Andrade M.