Rita graduated from the Lisbon Engineering School Técnico with a major in Chemical Engineering. During her Master’s, Rita worked in depollution technologies for diesel cars in the French Oil Institute and Renewable Energies (IFPEN), where she acquired broad expertise in transport pollution. Rita also holds a doctorate in Materials and Chemical Engineering from her research work in the oil refinery industry, an important experience in the oil and gas industry. More recently, Rita followed an intensive training on “Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies” from Cambridge Judge Business School. Rita is now working in the Portuguese environmental ONG ZERO as a policy officer in projects such as decarbonization of the cement industry and sustainable mobility. She is also an active member of the local movement for sustainable mobility – Lisboa Possível.