Carolina was born in São Miguel, Azores. Married and with 3 children, she graduated in the Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon and began her career as a public law lawyer in PLMJ – Sociedade de Advogados. For the last 15 years she has been engaged in the field of Science & Technology and Higher Education as legal adviser of the Minister for S&T and HE of the XVII, XVIII Governments, legal adviser of the Secretary of State for Basic and Secondary Education of the XIX Government and head of Cabinet and legal adviser of the Minister for S&T and HE of the XXI Government. As a civil servant at Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia I.P. Carolina was legal adviser of the Board. She was Portugal´s representative at the INL Council and INL Finance Committee.
She is the legal adviser of the Portuguese Space Agency and delegate to the Administrative and Finance Committee of the European Space Agency (ESA).
Portugal Space – Portuguese Space Agency
FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P.
Cabinet of the Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education
Independent Legal Advisor. 2011-2019.
Focus on Urbanism, Territory Planning, Constitutional Rights and Administrative Rights.
Ministry of Science and Education
Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education
PLMJ – A.M. Pereira, Sáragga Leal, Oliveira Martins, Júdice & Associados, Law Firm
Trainee lawyer, 2000-2002.