Susana has a MSc in Chemical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal. In 2019 she performed her master’s thesis in Allmicroalgae where she did modelling and statistical analysis of biomass productivity in photobioreactors, focused on microalgae Chlorella vulgaris. After her thesis defense, she started working as an Automation Engineer in a pharmaceutical plant. During her time there she acquired experience in equipment commissioning and validation, equipment automation design, computerized system validation, process automation strategy improvement and GMP and HSE practices. Back in 2018, Susana performed a summer internship at IST, doing methanolysis tests with CaO as a catalyst for biodiesel production.