Born in Figueira da Foz (Portugal) in 1968, Maria Manuel spent her childhood in Germany.
Maria Manuel earned her degree in International Relations from ISCSP (Lisbon) and began her work in advertising. After seven years she shifted her focus to communication for sustainability, convinced that ‘together we can create amazing things on this planet’.
With this motto in mind the author wrote her masters degree on Corporate Social Responsibility at Steinbeis-Hochschule (Berlin), in which she investigated why it seems so difficult to improve things (though it may be not).
Together with Isabel Minhós Martins, Maria Manuel developed projects of educational communication and it was that experience that led them to creating the book Inside (‘Cá Dentro’) – a guide to discover the incredible capabilities of the brain, emotions, creativity and decision making. Already preparing new projects, the author likes to think that we can achieve our best through cooperating with each other as a society.