College Degrees & Credentials:
- M.S. in Organic Chemistry from San Diego State
- B.S. from CSU
Jiovana grew up in Quartz Hill, California and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from CSU Channel Islands and a Master of Organic Chemistry from San Diego State. She began teaching as part of her graduate program, and although her interests had always aligned with research, she found her heart gravitating more towards teaching students. Over the years she has worked in diverse settings, from government-regulated laboratories to forensics, to education, and regardless of where she was she always felt the pull to continue teaching. In her spare time, she enjoys spreading the love for STEM by tutoring these subjects. She also enjoys being outdoors: on most weekends you can find her and her husband relaxing by a campfire or taking their golden retrievers to the beach.