Ana Paula Mota (born in São Tomé e Príncipe) Portuguese and Santomean nationality, Manager of International Relations at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in Macao S.A.R. – China. Before this position, she served as the Director of Public and International Relations Office at USJ and Officer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Macau and administrative coordinator of the Erasmus+ and Jean Monnet Chair Programme. She has remarkable experience in the International Mobility Programmes. She has also work experience in other industries, e.g. Corporate Diplomatic Entity, International Organisation, Multinational Group and Investment Sector.

She holds a degree in European Studies and the curricular part of Master in Intercultural Relations at the Open University of Portugal. She has more than twenty years of work experience in Higher Education Institutions in Macao, S.A.R. (Public and Private Institutions). She is a native speaker of Portuguese, fluent speaker of English, French and Dialects of São Tomé e Príncipe