Ph.D. Student
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Degrees and Certifications

B.Sc. in Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa

Research Program

M.Sc. Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa

Thesis Topic

The impact of Sportball participation in pediatric cardiovascular disease patients


Research Interests

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Physical activity promotion & interventions for children with heart defects
  • Psychosocial effects of physical activity on cardiac children


Angelica completed her B.Sc. with specialization in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. While completing her undergraduate degree, she had the opportunity to work as a research assistant at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), where she developed an interest in cardiac rehabilitation. Additionally during her time at the UOHI, Angelica helped in the creation of a dance-based cardiac outpatient program, which was well-received by both patients and faculty. Outside of school and work Angelica has a passion for dance, as she choreographs and teaches for different studios and competitive teams within Ottawa and Toronto. Angelica also enjoys running, hiking, yoga, skating, and snowboarding in her spare time.