Giovana Rodrigues Manfrin
Giovana Manfrin is a Fellow with the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at the Harvard Kennedy School where she analyzes data-driven policies, interventions, and evidence-based research for creating gender equity in politics. She works closely with the Executive Director informing policymakers and stakeholders in different nations on strategies that close gender gaps in political participation and leadership. Giovana also works with a network of international projects inspired on WAPPP’s "From Harvard Square to the Oval Office: A Political Campaign Practicum" (Oval Office) to bring more women to the highest levels of political decision-making and statecraft.
Recently, Giovana was 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 speaks English, Portuguese, 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.