Daniela is currently Co-Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Online Programs (shared with Patricia Mortenson). She is a Clinical Associate Professor within the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy for RHSC 583 Applying Research to Practice and RHSC 581 Writing to Enhance Practice. Daniela holds a Bachelor of Science (Biology) degree from Simon Fraser University, Bachelor of Science Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Alberta, and Master’s of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) degree form the University of British Columbia.
Daniela is a licensed occupational therapist with clinical experience across care settings focusing on adult neurorehabilitation and dementia care. She currently works as a health care manager for an interdisciplinary dementia care team in community care for a public health authority. She is passionate about professional education and supporting students in applying MRSc course learnings towards optimal client or program outcomes and new career paths.
Outside of work, Daniela enjoys playing the piano, reading, and being active outdoors with her family.