Susana Moreira was born in 1985 in Portugal.
She graduated on a 5-year course in the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto in Portugal. Afterwards, she worked 9 months in a contractor company. Then, she enrolled the SAHC Masters Course during the 2009/2010 academic year. Since late 2010 she has been working on her PhD topic in the University of Minho, which regards the influence of local behaviour of structural connections in the global seismic performance of historical constructions.