Giovana Di Donato Catandi is a PhD candidate in Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University under Dr Elaine Carnevale. Giovana received her D.V.M. from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2016. She worked as a research assistant at the University of Minnesota in 2017, where her research focused on investigating the impact of hoof lesions on reproductive success in dairy cows. She joined the Equine Reproduction Lab in 2017 where she is currently researching oocyte and embryo metabolic function, and how maternal conditions, such as age, obesity and diet supplementation can affect those.