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Mariana Vieira da Silva

Minister of State for the Presidency

Period in office: 2019-10-26 until the current date
Mariana Vieira da Silva Mariana Vieira da Silva

Biography

Mariana Vieira da Silva was born in Lisbon in 1978.

With a degree in Sociology from ISCTE-IUL, Mariana Vieira da Silva has completed the coursework for the PhD in Public Policy at ISCTE and is currently finishing a dissertation on health and education policies in Portugal.

Worked as a researcher at CIES-IUL in the area of public policies, health policies, education policies and justice policies, with several publications on these topics. Also worked as a trainer at INA and IPPS-IUL.

From 2009 to 2011, served as Advisor to the Secretary of State Assistant to the Prime Minister, and between 2005 and 2009 worked in the cabinet of the Minister of Education Maria de Lurdes Rodrigues.

Was part of the organizing team of ISCTE’s Public Policy Forum and was a member of the Advisory Board of "Descobrir" - Gulbenkian Program for Culture and Science, from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Served in the XXI Constitutional Government as Secretary of State Assistant to the Prime Minister, from November 2015 to February 2019, and as Minister of the Presidency and of Administrative Modernisation in February and October 2019.