Samia Rafeedie received her BS in occupational therapy from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She worked as a staff occupational therapist for three years before pursuing her MA from the University of Southern California. Samia continued to grow her interest in higher education and occupational science by obtaining a clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree from USC, with a focus on occupational therapy education and adult learning. Dr. Rafeedie then moved to Maryland, where she became a part-time faculty member at Towson University and managed an 18-bed adult inpatient rehabilitation unit near Washington, D.C. She is currently teaching in the first year of the master's program at USC, and supports evidence-based practice at Keck Hospital of USC as well as developing and enhancing occupational therapy evaluations and documentation. Dr. Rafeedie currently acts as co-advisor for the Division's OTSC student organization and serves the Occupational Therapy Association of California in several capacities.