She initiated her career as a Legal Assistant and later started working as an independent Legal Consultant, advising and assisting clients in different areas. She is currently in charge of the Corporate Department at LatinAlliance Costa Rica.
Ms. Portela centered her thesis in e-commerce and digital signature, which allowed her to offer consultancy for the Electronic Signature Act proyect. Among her career achievements, having directed an office in Miami and having worked with Properties and Title Companies are most notable.
She has a law degree from the University of Costa Rica. She holds an International Technician in Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Risk Management Systems degree from the University of San Jose and CEAS. She has taken several courses in compliance management, money laundering and insurance fraud in Costa Rica, among others.