Jovanca was born and raised on Aruba. In 2016, she obtained her master’s degree in Civil Law at Leiden University. Prior to that she had already obtained a master’s degree in Criminal Policy and Law Enforcement, thus concluding her studies in Criminology,
During her studies, Jovanca gained experience through internships and legal student jobs at several law firms.
Jovanca was also active in the social area during the years of her studies. For instance, she was one of founders of a foundation that, in association with the municipality of The Hague, offers a six-month Dutch language course to first-year students from the Dutch Caribbean.