Giovana received her B.S. in Biological Sciences in 2014 and Master’s in Cell Biology in 2017, both from the University of Campinas – UNICAMP, in Brazil. Shortly after her Master’s defense, she joined Dr. Dick Davis Lab at the University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus as a Professional Research Assistant. During her years at the Davis Lab she investigated the molecular mechanisms of a peculiar process called DNA elimination in the parasitic roundworm Ascaris. In 2020, Giovana joined the Molecular Biology Graduate Program at CU Anschutz. Driven by her long-standing interest in chromatin dynamics and epigenetics, she joined the Ramachandran Lab as a PhD student, where she is excited to investigate the mechanisms of heterochromatin inheritance during cell division. For the last 5 years (and counting) she has also been a collaborator for the Ciência Pelos Olhos Delas (Science Through Her Eyes) blog, an initiative dedicated to celebrate the many contributions of women in science.