Mariana is 24 years old and lives in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). She attends Medical School in Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, hoping to become a physician. She was a delegate in the Youth Science Leadership Institute in 2006. She develops a scientific project on Hematology in Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, having won an award in 2005. Her hobbies are movies and tv series, books, music, sports, traveling and her dog.