Silvana obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. There her passion for neuroengineering began. Afterwards, she moved to the Netherlands to do her Master’s in Biomedical Engineering with emphasis on Analysis of physiological signal and systems, at the University of Twente. She was an intern at TNO where she participated in a project detecting emotional and cognitive workload with physiological measures. During her master’s thesis, she tried to find and compare the brain connectivity patterns, of individuals, generated by the presence of different auditory and visual stimuli, while finger tapping. As an Early Stage Researcher in the Comm4Child project, she worked in the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, researching the cortical reorganisation of children with single-sided deafness, following intervention with cochlear implants. In her free time, she likes to bake, embroid and volunteer.

Silvana Huertas Penen worked on the research project 1. Restoring binaural hearing in children with single sided deafness supervised by Astrid van Wieringen and Jan Wouters.