Jovana was born in Serbia and moved to the US with her parents and twin sister at the age of seven. Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, she took an interest in math and science ever since she was little. But from an early age, watching over the shoulders of her parents’ work as architects also instilled in her an appreciation for creativity and design. She completed her undergraduate studies in Engineering Physics at Cornell University, where she quickly uncovered her fondness for teaching. One of her most rewarding experiences was working as a teaching assistant in physics, as each coming semester challenged her to look at physics through a new and more illuminating lens. She also served as a program assistant for the CURIE Academy, a summer program which gives high school girls across the country a hands-on introduction to various engineering disciplines. Currently, Jovana is a PhD student in Applied Physics at Harvard, using powerful computing tools to probe and simulate amorphous materials, with a focus on metallic glass. She is passionate about work that lies at the intersection of computation, material properties, as well as design and visualization. Drawing and composing piano songs with her twin sister are some of her favorite creative outlets, and she also enjoys dancing and learning to play guitar.