I obtained my master degree in Applied Biology at the Universidade de Aveiro in 2011. The theme of my thesis was “The Gastropod Statolith” and the main objective was to characterize the statolith morphological and chemical structure in some marine gastropods species of interdidal and subtidal zone, and terrestrials, from Aveiro. Supervisor: Professor Doutor Carlos Miguel Miguez Barroso. In 2012, I conducted an internship in ECIMAT (Vigo, Spain) on the project “The paths of parallel evolution and their genetic crossroads”. The aim of this project was understand the role of habitat choice in the diversification of Littorina fabalis ecotypes. Supervisor: Rui Faria and Emílio Rolan-Alvarez. Research interests: Biodiversity; Ecology; Behavior ecology and Molecular ecology.