Helena has the roles of Research Officer and Education Officer and is on secondment at RegNet. Her substantive role is Project Officer at the Dean’s Office, College of Asia and the Pacific.
Helena holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a Master’s degree in International Relations – Diplomacy and Cooperation from the University of Lisbon. Part of her studies took place at the University of Genoa through the Erasmus programme. Helena is also a student of the University of Dundee and is completing an MBA in International Oil & Gas Management.
She worked as an advisor in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Portugal and as an electoral officer and a democratic governance officer for the UN Mission in East Timor (UNMIT). She was for a few years an international affairs advisor at the Timor Gap Oil Company in Timor-Leste.