Dr. Renata Mancopes received her speech-language pathology training in Brazil and worked clinically for over twenty years. Before moving to Toronto, she worked as a professor at the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria in Brazil, teaching in the area of swallowing and dysphagia. She supervised master’s and doctoral students, also conducting research. She currently works as a postdoctoral fellow in the Steele Swallowing Lab. She has a special interest in swallowing and swallowing disorders in people with lung diseases.