Joana Sampaio was born in 1993, in Guimarães. She graduated in Nutrition Sciences at the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences of the University of Porto in 2015. In that same year, she was invited to join the public health initiative - PRONUTRISENIOR project (PT06-0025), funded by the EEA Grants, as an inquirer, in which she stayed until 2016. Currently she is a Master's student in the Master's degree in Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto and received a scholarship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology within the project HARMED. Her current research interests focus on the social, economic, and health determinants of aging and geriatric nutrition.