Maria Giovanni helps schedule and manage calendars, prepares and submits travel reports, and handles accounts, purchasing, and other responsibilities for Professor Christine Ortiz and Mike Tarkanian and his teaching staff. Before starting at DMSE in 2017, she was an administrative assistant in MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering. Previously, Giovanni was a senior administrative assistant at the Gillette Company, in the global packaging department supporting the director of packaging and a group of about 25-plus people. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time shopping, reading, browsing the internet, cooking, and traveling. She has a bachelor’s degree in management with a concentration in information systems from University of Massachusetts Boston.