Curriculum Vitae Personal profile • Susana de Fátima Carvalho Amador • Date and place of birth: 25 de abril de 1967 in Alagoa, Portalegre. • Married, two daughters. Education • Master’s degree in Communication, Media and Justice from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2012) • PhD in Science Communication from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. • Post-graduation in European Studies from Universidade Católica (1994). • Specialization in Asylum Law from Oxford University (1993). • Degree in Law from Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa (1990). • Diplôme Supérieur de hautes Études Françaises from Alliance Française (1990). Work Experience • Legal advisor at the socialist party (PS) parliamentary group (1995 a 2005). • Teacher at Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra – International Relations Course (1998 a 2002). • Graduated staff at Instituto da Segurança Social (since 2001). • Teacher at the Portuguese Bar Association - Ordem dos Advogados (1995 a 1998). • Teacher at ELENA (European Legal Network on Asylum) and ECRE (European Council on Refugees and Exilees) (1993 a 1995). • Coordinator of the legal office of the Portuguese Refugee Council - CPR (1993 a 1995). • Legal advisor at the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - UNHCR (1991 a 1993). Political posts • Vice-President of the National Association of Portuguese Municipalities (since 2013) • President of Odivelas City Council (since 2005) • Member of Junta Metropolitana de Lisboa (the executive organ of the metropolitan area of Lisbon) (since 2005) • Congresswoman at the X Legislatura. • Member of the Committee for mandate’s verification - Comissão de Verificação de Mandatos. • Member of the parliamentary committee on Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Freedoms and Guarantees. • Vice-President of the Parliamentary Committee for Ethics. • President of Odivelas Municipal Assembly (2001 a 2005). • Member of the Assembleia Metropolitana de Lisboa (the executive organ of the metropolitan area of Lisbon) (2001 a 2003). • National Assistant Secretary for Education and Local Authorities at PS (2011 - 2014). • President of the PS Odivelas District Council (2005 a 2011). • 1st Secretary of the National Jurisdiction Committee (2004-2006). • Member of the Socialist National Committee - Comissão Política Nacional do PS (since 2006). • President of the Departamento das Mulheres Socialistas da FAUL – socialista women’s bureau Lisbon federal department (2002-2005). • Member of FAUL Political Committee (since 2002). • Member of FAUL’s secretariat (2002-2004). Other Posts • President of the Executive Council of ARICD Rede Intermunicipal de Cooperação para o Desenvolvimento - (since 2013) • National Counselor of the Advisory Council for Immigration Affairs - COCAI, in representation of ANMP (2011 -2013) • President of SIMTEJO council (2007 - 2010) • President of the administrative council of Odivelas Viva (2009-2010) • President of the ODINVEST council (2009 - 2011) • President of the Odivelas Seniors Association (since 2009) Other activities • Guest speaker at conferences, lectures and other presentations, on subjects such as Human Rights, Fundamental Rights, Equal Opportunities and Local Authorities. • Contributor to several local and regional newspapers and writer of specialized articles in UNHCR, CPR, among others.