BSc in Marine Biology from Algarve University. Currently phycologist technician at GreenCoLab – Green Ocean Technologies and Products Collaborative Laboratory. Previously she was working as a research technician at CCMar, where she got all her knowledge in marine molecular ecology and about many intertidal organisms, such as seaweeds. Rita has a vast experience in molecular biology, field surveys, culture maintenance and manipulative experiments with macroalgae. She has a co-authorship in 8 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals published and participating in 9 projects.