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 the interaction of social and biological risk factors in the development of psychopathology in adolescents as well as mechanisms of resilience. Outside the lab, Giana enjoys writing music, re-reading Harry Potter, and trying out new restaurants.