I am a proud graduate of the Ithaca College occupational therapy program. I began teaching part time in the OT department in the Fall of 2009 and joined the full time faculty in the Fall of 2018. I have been active throughout my career as an OT in supporting and supervising OT students on fieldwork. Clinically, I have most recently practiced in early intervention and preschool areas. In addition, I have been a school-based OT and have worked in a hospital and rehabilitation setting. I am particularly interested in incorporating clinical experience into the classroom. I am drawn to the world of early intervention due to the emphasis on the use of natural environments and collaboration with families as part of the therapy process.
I am currently teaching seminars for Concepts in Adult OT and teach Concepts in Pediatric OT, Introduction to Occupational Science and Pediatric Clinical Conditions in Occupational Therapy.
I have lived in and around Ithaca for the majority of my life. Feel free to ask me any questions about the area!
When not at IC, I spend time stumbling through home improvement projects, tending to my rescue cats and trying out new baking recipes.