Amanda Malzacher is a soon to be 2020 graduate of the MSOT program. Prior to graduate school, Amanda served in the Peace Corps, developing courses for university programs and worked at a non-profit that facilitated international educational exchanges. While working in Dr. Ausderau’s lab, Amanda contributed towards research seeking to better understand dyadic relationships between parents and children with ASD with feeding challenges and conceptions of health and health-promoting occupations of adults with intellectual disability. After graduation, Amanda would like to serve in a role helping individuals recovering from neurological impairment and once we can travel again (fingers crossed!) would like to practice occupational therapy abroad.