Giulia is originally from Hawaii, and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington. She has worked in various international laboratories, on projects ranging from the description of physical oceanographic features and planktonic communities of Saldanha Bay (Marine Research Aquarium, South Africa) and plastic distribution in the North Pacific Gyre (Sea Education Association, USA) to the assessment of dietary habits of juvenile leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) through stable isotopic analysis of digesta (Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center/NOAA, USA). She is currently investigating population genetics and the mechanisms of chaotic genetic patchiness in tuna in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, as part of the Molecular Analytic Lab at USP.
- Coral reef ecology
- Population genetics, with application to conservation and management
- Sustainable aquaculture.