Dr Swiya Nath studied for her doctorate under the supervision of Dr. Denes Szucs on the development of the concept of abstract number and visuospatial processing. She completed her Masters from the University of British Columbia. Her thesis revisited cultural-historical psychology given research in neuroscience on the dialectical relationship between natural and cultural lines of development. Swiya worked as a teaching assistant at Eaton Arrowsmith School, Vancouver, a school based on the principles of neuroplasticity and cognitive training for children with learning disabilities. She was also employed as a peer advisor for her department, Human Development, Learning and Culture. On completing her PhD Swiya returned to Canada.