Jelena is a Registered Nurse in Calgary, with experience in neonatal intensive care and pediatrics. She has attained research experience as a Research Assistant for the Working for Kids Study and as a Research Nurse with the Pediatric Emergency Research Team. She is currently in the Master of Nursing program at the University of Calgary under the supervision of Dr. Nicole Letourneau. Jelena is passionate about the health inequities experienced by children facing adversity and is interested in evaluating developmentally supportive interventions. In her free time she enjoys reading, running, hiking, and spending time with her animals.