Ms. Figur is a civil engineer graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Her interest in numbers was something that highlighted very early and to attend engineering was a dream come true added to the fascination discovery’s during the classes. She worked in projects area as an intern and after graduated she has worked in infrastructure and industrial projects acting as a structural engineer in large companies.
During her professional journey she searched to fulfil her knowledge gaps. With the Economic Engineering and Cost Management Analysis postgraduate on production engineering college at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, which provided the understanding in subjects such as economic performance assessment, investment alternatives, process management and performance indicators and risk assessment and uncertainties.
From this course and the understanding of the energy cost participation for the Brazilian industrial sector, combined with her profile of always searching innovation, she felts the need to understand this direction that the world is taking to renewable energies. This way Coimbra University was chosen for the undeniable scientific value that it represents.
This master's degree introduced her to policies and renewable energy system knowledge. She finished it presenting the dissertation “Impact Assessment of offshore wind power generation in United Kingdom”.