Jana has a 20-year background that combines communications, psychiatric research and working with multicultural traumatized populations due to war and other humanitarian emergencies across six continents. After studying and working in journalism and advertising, she started her research career in Boston, USA, conducting a clinical trial at a HIV health center for her senior thesis at Endicott College. This project led to a job position as RA at a psychiatric genetics lab at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical school upon graduation, where she learned high standards of medical research practice. Sequentially, she joined the humanitarian sector for the following ten years, while pursuing a Masters degree in Psychology and specialised clinical trauma certification programs at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute directed by Dr. van der Kolk and the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma in Jerusalem, alongside several other specialization workshops with renowed leaders in the field of traumatic stress. Alongside her extensive experience working with war survivors in Africa, she has designed and implemented trauma programs across Burma/ Myanmar for orphans of internal conflict, and provided strategical consulting for trauma-related projects in South America, Middle East and USA. Jana holds a Masters degree in Neuroscience from the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), University of Queensland, and is currently a final year doctoral candidate in Medicine at the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney, both in Australia where she currently resides. She is passionate about utilising brain science to create solutions to improve the lives of those impacted by adversity, as well as art forms such as photojournalism, writing and oil painting as a tool for social advocacy.