Patrícia received her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Federal University of São Carlos, at São Carlos, São Paulo (SP), Brazil in 2004. She received her Master's Degree in Organic Chemistry, Natural Products, at the same university in 2006. From 2006 to 2010, she completed work on her PhD at State University at Campinas, in Organic Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry, at ThoMSon Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, at Campinas, SP, Brazil. She trained in Prof. Capriol's lab in 2009 for part of her PhD in Imaging Mass Spectrometry. Currently, she is a researcher at EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) Agroenergy, at Brasilia, Brazil in the analytical and instrumental center, at the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory.