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Márcia Sousa Da Ponte

Marcia Sousa Da Ponte was born and raised on the island of São Miguel, Azores, Portugal. Since
childhood, she was an active participant in various grassroots community and cultural
organizations such as the Girls Scouts, her church and as an elected member of the Ribeira
Grande Municipal Assembly.

Marcia is a graduate of the University of the Azores where she earned a bachelor’s degree in
Business Administration. Upon graduation, she began working at Lucromais, Lda as an
economist and certified public accountant, advising businesses on their financial operations and
preparing business development plan applications for European Union economic development
incentive programs. Marcia was also an instructor at several professional and vocational
schools from 1999 – 2004.

In 2008, Marcia emigrated to Rhode Island and began working at the Vice-consulate of Portugal
in Providence in 2010 as a technical administrator. In February 2014, she was appointed Vice-
Consul by the Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities, where she served until 2018. She
is a member of several Portuguese-American cultural organizations in Rhode Island and is a
member of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Day of Portugal Committee. She is currently 

the Counselor of the Azorean Community of New England, and Counselor of the Portuguese Comunity-

Rhode Island/ Massachusetts.

She resides in East Providence with her husband Daniel and their children Antonio and Sofia.
Marcia enjoys reading, spending quality time with family and friends and winter ski trips.
Whenever possible, she enjoys returning to the Azores to be with family and friends.

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