Charla completed her PhD in Biomedical Engineering working with Dr. James Abbas in the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems at Arizona State University and Dr. Dobrivoje Stokic in the Center for Neuroscience and Neurological Recovery at Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson, MS. Her PhD work focused on developing better ways to evaluate the effectiveness of assistive devices with a goal of increasing affordable access to life changing technology.

Charla has always been destined to work in industry and help bring products that improve the lives of people with disabilities to market. As a founding member of Spike Neuro, Charla brings insight to the needs and processes required to translate neurotechnology to the clinical market. In her role as Chief Clinical Officer, she fosters an environment committed to quality and user focused development.