Mathematician Marina Hirota is the epitome of a multidisciplinary scientist. She embarked on her academic journey at the State University of Campinas, where she earned her undergraduate degree and master’s degree. Her passion for applying mathematical principles to real-world problems led her to pursue a doctoral degree at CPTEC-INPE, where she focused on meteorological applications of her expertise. After spending some time at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, she steered her post-doctoral research towards forestry. Currently, she is immersed in a captivating research endeavor focused on the algorithmic representation of the Amazon rainforest. Her ultimate goal is to unravel the underlying factors that contribute to the varying degrees of vulnerability across different regions of the forest. Hirota’s work seamlessly integrates diverse disciplines, drawing upon insights from ecology, anthropology, and mathematics. Despite the inherent complexities of her research, she embraces the challenge of harmonizing these seemingly disparate fields through the power of mathematics.