Maria João was born in 1973 in Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal.

She graduated in Tourism, first in ISLA, in 1994, and then in ESHTE where she achieved her Bachelor Degree, in 2004. In 2014 she post-graduated in Gardens and Landscape in FCSH – UNL.

Has been working mainly as a tourist guide in german, romanian, english and portuguese already since 1994.

Specialized in literary walking tours, her goal is not only the tourist market but also the educational one.

Sopran in a choir, she also organizes musical itineraries.

She is presently secretary of AGIC.