Rosana works at WRI Brasil as a Senior Urban Development Analyst. She is a member of the Cities team and works on projects involving urban planning and development, resilience, and climate change adaptation.

As a researcher, she is interested in the opportunities and challenges emerging with the intensification of impacts enhanced by climate change. As a result, she is dedicated to researching measures and guidelines for improving South American territories' and communities' adaptive and anticipatory capacity. She has been a member of the Territorial Planning Laboratory (Laplan) at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC) since 2018, where she has collaborated in the co-production of knowledge about water governance in the context of climate emergencies.

Prior to joining WRI Brasil, she worked as a climate resilience analyst at ICLEI South America, where she collaborated on projects, workshops, and climate change adaptation plans. She integrated transdisciplinary projects focusing on various planning scales, highlighting the projects: "MacroAmb: Environmental Governance in the Sao Paulo Macrometropolis", "GovernAgua: Transforming Water Governance in South America: From Reaction to Adaptation and Anticipation", and "Making Resilient Cities Initiative (MCR2030)".

Rosana holds a double degree from the Federal University of ABC (UFABC) in Environmental and Urban Engineering (with a bachelor's degree in "Engineering Management & Innovation" from the School of Business at the College of New Jersey) as well as a Bachelor's degree in Science and Technology. Currently, she is a master's student in planning and management of the territory at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC) and an MBA in Project Management from the University of São Paulo (USP/ESALQ)"