Yasmeena received a bachelor of science in rehabilitation psychology from the University of Wisconsin –Madison. Currently, Yasmeena is in her second year of the master of science in occupational therapy program at UW. Yasmeena aspires to become an OT who serves underrepresented communities in need of support in all occupations of their lives. Additionally, Yasmeena is interested in working towards a clinical doctorate in occupational therapy in hopes to become a leader in the profession and OT clinical researcher as well as achieve a personal dream of becoming a clinical instructor at a university. Currently, Yasmeena is working on the following projects in Dr. Karla Ausderau’s lab at the Waisman Center: the PCORI project team to pilot a research engagement curriculum for people with IDD, the lead coordinator for the SAPAR: School Age Parenting Program to support adolescent mothers and infants, and a team coder for the Parent-Mediated Feeding Intervention Study for Children with ASD. Outside of the lab, Yasmeena enjoys her work at Memorial Library as a Public Service Desk worker and supporting first-year OT students in the classroom as a teaching assistant for the OT pediatric course. In her leisure, Yasmeena loves cooking, creating art, meditating, traveling, spending time with family, and trying out local coffee shops with friends.