Giana grew up in Irvine, California and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Psychology in 2019. During her undergraduate career, Giana worked as a research assistant in Dr. Harvey’s Golden Beer Sleep and Mood Research Clinic where she worked on two non-medication treatment studies for depression and teen sleep, respectively. She also worked as a research assistant in Dr. Keltner’s Social Interaction Lab where she wrote her honors thesis on cross-cultural differences in the emotion of awe. After graduating, Giana became a full-time research coordinator for the Stanford Teen Mood Study. Giana’s research interests broadly include transdiagnostic and mechanism-focused approaches to psychopathology. She hopes to pursue a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. committed to improving the efficacy and effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for youth with internalizing disorders. Outside the lab, Giana enjoys writing music, re-reading Harry Potter, and trying out new restaurants.