Rita  graduated in  Marketing & Advertising  from Lisbon’s Institute of Art, Design Enterprise and then studied Communications at New York University

She started her career in 1998 at SIC the Portuguese television network and media where she worked as a  journalist, and then coordinated and edited  tourism travel TV shows.

In 2009 she led the Communication and Marketing office of M-Insight Technologies, advising over 80 companies on their  digital marketing strategy in various different sectors.

From 2011 until March 2015 Rita worked for the Portuguese Ministry of Economy as a Communication Adviser to the Minister and Secretary of State.

Most recently she set up Amp Associates a consultancy in Lisbon advising CEOs, and International Investors on public affairs and communications with whom Political Intelligence is pleased to partner.