With a PhD in Education (focus in Monitoring and Evaluation), a Master Degree in Public Administration (focus in Social and Finance and Administration of Federal Budget), a Bachelor in Economics (focus in Economic Policy), an Specialization in Computational Methods in Statistics (focus in Education) combined with 26 years of experience in planning, monitoring and evaluation, social and education policy, finance and administration, budget research and analysis. Throughout her career she has had positions at the Brazilian Ministry of Education, Health and Ministry of Social Security and Social Assistance, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA), Centro de Políticas Públicas e Avaliação da Educação (CAED) at Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, the Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira (INEP). She also worked as Consultant for Internationl Organizations as: UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF. She coordinated the educational observatory of the National Department of SENAI and worked as analyst and consultant for NGO´s about education, public finance and budget. As a higher education teacher, she taught several subjects and directed course completion monographs. She has experience in education, public affairs, budget and advocacy.