Born in Alcanena in 1972.
Sofia Maria Barquinha graduated with a degree in Nursing from the Escola Superior de Enfermagem Calouste Gulbenkian, currently the Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa.
She worked as a generalist nurse at Curry Cabral Hospital between 1994 and 2013 in the services of general surgery, general urgency and cardiology. Since 2013 until the present date, she has worked in the Cardiology service of Hospital de Santa Marta - Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central- in the cardiology intensive care unit. In this Hospital center, she was part of the heart failure team.
Sofia Maria Barquinha has had the opportunity to represent the Cardiology service of the Hospital de Santa Marta in scientific congresses, namely the Portuguese Congress of Cardiology