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SFU BPK Graduate Student

Who you are:
Hi all! My name is Gemma, I am in my 2nd term of my MSc in the Sensorimotor and Neuroscience Lab led by Dr. Daniel Marigold. I grew up in a small town in Mexico and completed my BSc in Biomedical Engineering as a student-athlete in Track and Field. I had the opportunity to come to Canada for the first time 4 years ago for a MITACS research internship related to the mechanics of nerves and muscle movement. Since then, one of my dreams was to come back and pursue graduate school. I moved to Canada a month ago and so far, it has been great!

What you do:
My research will investigate strategies to improve how we retain and transfer new learnings in different environments to enhance neurorehabilitation programs.

Any advice you would give to starting graduates:
You haven’t failed until you’ve stopped trying.

If you could visit one place in the world, where would it be?
Anywhere in the Southeastern area of Australia. Surfing, beach, kangaroos, and hot weather. Can’t get better than that!

This post was originally posted on the SFU BPK Instagram on March 31st, 2022.