After graduating with a psychology degree from the University of Alberta in 2006, Daina began working for the Department of Medicine, Division of Studies in Medical Education as a Research Assistant. While at the university she collaborated with other academics in the creation and statistical analysis of examinations used in the medical school. She also ensured all examinations were clear and without technical error, eliminating the possibility they could be contested.
In addition, Daina traveled throughout Canada working as a contractor to various clients in the allied health professions, helping groups of content experts craft licensing examinations. She has a strong background in assessment statistics and data management as well as medical and pharmacological terminology. Daina is very familiar with the Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) process in the medical and allied health professions, which is one of many practices used to determine professional competency. Daina specializes in standardized exam readiness and editing for medical publications.
In her free time, Daina enjoys travel, beekeeping, knitting, and refinishing antique furniture. She is a busy mother to two children, ages 4 and 6, and wife of 12 years to Darryl.