Jordana is a second year PhD candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Manitoba. Her primary research interests are in the areas of perioperative mental health and posttraumatic stress disorder in health contexts. Her dissertation examines postoperative outcomes of preoperative distress among patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, and the efficacy of a targeted preoperative virtual reality intervention to reduce preoperative anxiety. She is funded by a CIHR doctoral scholarship and has received numerous awards and scholarships throughout her training. She has published 25 peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. Most recently, she was awarded the University of Manitoba Governor General's Gold Medal for her Master's degree, the Faculty of Graduate Studies Student Achievement Award, the National Register of Health Service Psychologists Doctoral Award, and the CIMVHR Mark Zamorski Award. She is also the Graduate Representative for the Clinical Section of the Canadian Psychological Association.