Patrícia’s professional career started in 1993, when she began her physician residency as a General Practitioner followed by a Specialization in Occupational Health, which she has been practicing since 1996. She started her career as an Occupational Physician and General Practitioner, working in various companies where she had experiences in many areas related to employees’ health, life quality at work, and strategic planning and coordination. She has been working for Vale since 2007, at first as an Occupational Physician and later as a Health Manager. Currently Patricia is Vale’s Corporate Health Manager, overseeing Health Strategy in the companies projects and operations in more than 30 countries.