Giovana Rodrigues Manfrin

Giovana Rodrigues Manfrin

Research Fellow
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Giovana Rodrigues 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 gender research. She currently manages the COVID Re-Entry Research Project (CORE), authored by WAPPP Co-Director Hannah Riley Bowles, leveraging an intersectional gender lens and data analysis tools to assess the experiences of working mothers of color throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

While at Harvard, Giovana has co-lead the "Map of Inclusive Symbols and Spaces" project, 1 of the 10 winners of the 2020 Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund. She was also 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 additionally 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.