Graça Fonseca was born in Lisbon in 1971. Her life is closely linked to the capital city of Portugal. She graduated at University of Lisbon School of Law and got there her Ph.D. in Sociology by the ISCTE. Her Master’s Degree is from the University of Coimbra Faculty of Economics. Her academic curriculum also presents her as a Researcher at the University of Coimbra’s Social Studies Center.
Executive office is not a novelty for Graça Fonseca. She was chief of staff of the Justice Secretary of State and Internal Affairs Minister between 2005 and 2008. She was also Assistant Director at the Planning and Legislative Policy Office of the Justice Ministry in the early 2000’s.