Margarida has a BA in Social Anthropology and Ancient History, University College London (1993-96) and an MA in American Literature and Culture, Keele University, UK
(1998-9). She is currently doing her PhD at Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
at the Department of English Studies on two contemporary Indian authors who write in English.
Following a post-graduate course in TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of other Languages) from Columbia University, New York (2003) Margarida has followed a professional career in freelance translation and teaching ESL, at different institutions, first in New York and now in Lisbon. She is one of the teachers at CLi (FLUL Language Center
) at the Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril and as an online tutor for the Universidade Aberta.