Patrícia graduated in Rehabilitation and Social Insertion at ISPA – Superior Institute of Applied Psychology (2004) and in Sign Language Portuguese at Portuguese Catholic University (UCP) where she received a Merit Award for her academic performance (2013). She held a master degree in Portuguese Sign Language and Education of Deaf Children at UCP in 2010. She was an assistant at the Portuguese Catholic University where she developed several research projects in the field of sign languages linguistic. She is author and co-author of several scientific papers and has participated in national and international scientific conferences.
In 2013 she was involved in the “No barriers” project during two years in São Tomé e Príncipe as a sign language observer of about 100 deaf children and young people. She witnessed the birth of a new sign language, thus emerging the São Tomé e Príncipe Sign Language dictionary of which she is the principal author. She is one of the choristers in “Mãos que Cantam” [Hands that sings] choir. She participated in TV programs about juveniles tails as a Portuguese Sign Language interpreter.
She was a teacher in Portuguese Sign Language by the Deaf Portuguese Association (2000). Currently, Patrícia works with deaf children and young people and gives training to hearing people since 2004.