Renata Libonati, a meteorologist, often finds herself explaining her profession to her son’s school, especially when he mentions that she conducts controlled burns in forest areas for the purpose of capturing photographic records via drones or satellites. She reassures them that she does not “set forest fires” indiscriminately. A graduate of the University of Lisbon, Renata continued her academic journey at the same institution up to her post-doctorate. Her research provides crucial insights into the Amazon and its relationship with fires. In her personal life, Renata is a mother to an eight-year-old son and a twelve-year-old daughter. She enjoys cooking pasta and risotto for her family, a culinary leaning influenced by her Italian heritage that she is eager to nurture.