Sandra Teixeira is the Administrative Assistant for the African Innovation Foundation. She is responsible for the office management support tasks. In addition to her duties as Administrative Assistant, she also undertakes translations in English, German and Portuguese.
In 2007, she concluded her degree in English/German, after five years of higher education at the University in Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, in Vila Real, Portugal. After her degree, she worked as an English teacher at Mirandela secondary school in Portugal. Between 2008 and 2011, she worked as a Portuguese teacher on Portuguese Teaching Abroad (EPE) in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. In 2012, she joined AIF as a Portuguese teacher. When she is not working at the Foundation, Sandra teaches Portuguese at various language schools in Switzerland. Sandra has also written articles focusing on education for the magazine “Lusitano” in Zurich. In 2013, her first book of poems entitled “Cantos do (A) Mar” was published, in partnership with Miguel Passarinho, a Portuguese writer. Sandra currently lives close to Zurich in Switzerland.