Giovana Rodrigues Manfrin
Giovana Manfrin is a Research Fellow with the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at the Harvard Kennedy School where she analyzes data-driven tools, policies, interventions, and evidence-based research for creating gender equity. Through research, she works closely with the WAPPP Co-Directors equipping leaders on strategies that close gender gaps on political participation, economic opportunity, and leadership.
This semester, Giovana serves as a course assistant to one of HKS's core MPP classes, "Quantitative Analysis and Empirical Methods," taught by WAPPP-affiliated faculty Maya Sen. She is also Co-Lead in the "Map of Inclusive Symbols and Spaces" project, 1 of the 10 winners of the 2020 Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund.
While at Harvard, Giovana was additionally selected for the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis’ Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Winter 2020 Institute, where she completed an intensive two-week training on geospatial analysis and applications for public policy. She was also selected for Harvard’s “Government Innovation and Public Policy: Gender Equity and the Future of Work" field-cohort to United Arab Emirates (UAE), which gave her the opportunity to present to UAE officials on evidence-based policy and research that close involuntary gender gaps.
Originally from Brazil, Giovana is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, and is self-teaching Arabic and coding for data science. Giovana received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with a minor in Economics from Tufts University, where she also completed graduate-level courses at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.