The Braga da Cruz family is divided between Lisbon and Porto.
In Lisbon, Manuel Braga da Cruz graduated in Philosophy in 1968. He was the rector of the Catholic University between 2000 and 2012.
His sons José Maria and Bernardo also studied at the Catholic University, but in different areas.
José Maria chose the area of Law and is now a lawyer. Bernardo chose the area of Communication, as did his wife Joana. Bernardo specialised in Marketing and is today Operational Marketing Manager at Jerónimo Martins. Joana is currently Senior Account Manager at BBDO.
Isabel's sister, Luísa, also chose to study Food Engineering. Today she is Key Account Manager at Gás Natural Fenosa. Rita Braga da Cruz, Isabel and Luísa's cousin, graduated in Law in 1997 and is a self-employed lawyer.