PhD in Atmospheric and Climate Sciences from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Obseratory (USA). Postdoctoral researcher at IGE, France, and KU Leuven, Belgium (2008-2015). During 2016-2022, assistant researcher at CESAM/University Aveiro, Portugal. Since 2022, senior researcher at CIIMAR (Porto). Her work focuses on Polar meteorology and climate, water cycle, extreme weather events, atmosphere-ocean-cryosphere interactions, combining observations and regional climate modelling. Participated in expeditions in the Arctic Ocean, Antarctica and Southern Ocean. Currently leading projects on the Antarctic and Iberian precipitation and atmospheric rivers and collaborating with groups/projects in USA, Germany, France, UK, Switzerland, Ukraine, Chile, Brazil, Korea. IPCC AR6 lead author.