Rita is a Global Executive Researcher at Ducatus Partners based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Previously, she worked at the State of Rio de Janeiro's Public Defender Office. She has her Bachelor of Laws from the University Estacio de Sá (UNESA), where her focus was on civil law. She also studied performing arts at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with a focus on costume design. Currently, Rita is pursuing her post-graduate degree in Civil Law and Civil Procedure. She speaks English and Portuguese fluently.