I completed my MA (1994) and my Ph.D. (2003) at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. I began my appointment at the University of Utah in the Division of Occupational Therapy in 2004 and was awarded tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in the spring 2011. I practiced as an occupational therapist in adult rehabilitation and community re-entry following the completion of my B.S. in occupational therapy in 1980. I also held Program Director and Case management positions for several years.