As a classically trained dancer for nearly two decades, Maxana has always been fascinated by movement and memory. She first obtained a B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior from Mount Holyoke College (Massachusetts, USA) where she studied the control of landing movements in Cane Toads with an independent study project exploring landing behavior in sports (gymnastics, soccer, skiing).
Maxana next found her way to the Biomechanics of Occupation and Sport (BOS) Lab where she completed a MSc in Kinesiology (Biomechanics and Neuroscience) under the supervision of Dr. Julie Côté. Her thesis focused on age-related adaptations to muscular fatigue and differences in the fatigue response.
With the PCHI lab, Maxana will be working under the supervision of Dr. Sara Ahmed on the BRILLIANT project distinguishing barriers and gaps to building an accessible digital health interface for use by patients with acquired brain injury, their carer(s), and clinicians.