Jalena completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. During a practicum placement in 2014, she immediately loved the environment and precise detail-oriented nature of the work at Canadian Sport Institute Calgary and joined the team full time in 2015.
Jalena is responsible for performance testing and analysis of national team and NextGen athletes. She is the testing coordinator for mountain sports, which includes freestyle, snowboard, alpine and ski cross.
Jalena also works with athletes that have sustained a concussion through the Benson Concussion Institute (BCI). She is part of a multidisciplinary team with BCI and provides exercise related rehabilitation plans and guidance throughout recovery as well as support in concussion related research.