Ana Carolina is a Mining Engineer from University of São Paulo, has a master and a PhD degree in Mineral Engineering from University of São Paulo, and held a postdoctoral degree in Mine Reconciliation and Sampling at Aalborg University, Denmark. She is a lecturer in the Department of Mining and Petroleum Engineering of University of Sao Paulo, teaching Mineral Exploration, Mine Reconciliation, Quality Assurance/Quality Control, and the Theory and Practice of Sampling. With 16 years of experience in sampling and reconciliation, she taught in South America and Australia, published several technical papers and book chapters, and participated in many mining projects in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Honduras, New Caledonia, and Mongolia, most of them related to the optimization of sampling equipment and procedures in gold, zinc, copper, nickel, niobium, iron, phosphate and bauxite mines.