Juliana is an Environmental Engineer (2015) and holds a Master of Science (2018) from Escola Politécnica at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Currently, she is Ph.D. candidate at the Program of Minerals Engineering at the University of São Paulo with a period as visiting Ph.D. student at School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland. Her research interests include investigations related to cumulative impacts on native vegetation in tropical mining regions, especially forest loss and fragmentation, and how these effects are addressed by Environmental Impact Assessment. Supervised by Luis E. Sánchez (USP) and Laura Sonter, Juliana is modelling land use changes in a biodiverse area in the northeastern Amazon to propose scenarios of infrastructure development and mining expansion. They seek to discuss potential implications of policy changes for biodiversity and ecosystem services.