Madalena joined the ICRC in 2019 as the Associate for the Academic Sector. Since early 2020 has been working as Law and Policy Adviser in charge of the ‘IHL in Action’ project. Prior to joining the ICRC she worked at the Legal Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal in Lisbon, as well as at the Permanent Mission of Portugal to the United Nations in New York. Madalena also worked with the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum for International Humanitarian Law as a student researcher conducting legal and field research. Madalena holds a LL.M in Public International Law from Leiden University and a Bachelor in Law from the University of Lisbon.