Ina received a degree in Chemistry for the Federal University of Florianopolis (UFSC) in 2011, in Brazil. She received the “Best Academic Records Award” for her performance during undergraduate. She spent one year studying at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) from 2009 to 2010. During her masters, in 2017, she spent time studying the physical nature of non-covalent interactions in Supramolecular frameworks employing Density Functional Theory.
In 2020 she joined the UNSW Hoex Group as a UNSW Scientia PhD Scholar in the School of Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Engineering at UNSW Sydney. Currently, she is using First Principle hybrid DFT calculations the rationally design earth-abundant catalysts for next-generation fuel cell, and with the knowledge of the electronic properties obtained, plan future experiments to confirm the theoretical results.