Upon the completion of my BA in Social Communication - Journalism in Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil (1991), I moved to Japan where I lived for 9 years, working at the Consulate General of Brazil in Tokyo. Upon returning to Brazil, I joined the MA programme in Translation Studies at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, where I graduated with the dissertation: ‘A tradução de metáforas no filme japonês A Viagem de Chihiro’ (2010). I also received my PhD from the same programme (with a doctoral exchange period at the University of Arizona, USA), with the thesis: Literatura traduzida de Murasaki Shikibu: análise paratextual em Genji Monogatari (2014).
More recently I took a second degree in English Language and Literature at UFSC (2018), which has given me an excellent combination of skills in language teaching. Before joining the University of Birmingham as a Brazilian Leitora with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil (MRE), I concluded my postdoctoral research on Translation and Lexicography at UFSC (2020), where I taught on the undergraduate programme of English Language and Literature, and on the postgraduate programme of Translation Studies.