Dr. Schafer-Clay joined the University of ST. Augustine, June of 2019 as the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Instructor for the Austin, TX campus. She has completed her post professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy through Eastern Kentucky University. Her Capstone project was a national research study of occupational therapy practitioners who do not participate in fieldwork education and what stops them from providing supervision. Dr. Schafer-Clay is working to publish this study in a peer reviewed journal and continue research related to fieldwork. She has presented at the national AOTA conference in 2019 on: Setting up Fieldwork Opportunities in Rural School-Based Practice: Clinician Leadership Opportunities. She previously worked as a pediatric clinician for 17 years with her primary focus in school-based practice and was a clinical fieldwork educator for 10 years. She has also worked in other pediatric settings, including: Children’s hospital, outpatient, early intervention, and home health. She holds advanced certifications in Sensory Integration and Praxis Testing, Therapeutic Listening, Hippo-Therapy, and Therapeutic Yoga. She previously was certified as an American Heart Association Basic Life Support instructor in South Carolina and hopes to renew that certification in Texas. Dr. Schafer-Clay has a strong interest in inter-professional collaboration. Her school practice utilized co-treatment groups and inter-professional education often. She has presented to school staff, physical therapists, and the South Carolina Early Intervention program. Her presentations include: Utilizing Sensory Integration Strategies to Promote Healthy Self-Regulation and Caregiver Bonding Throughout Early Development, Sensory and Safety, Evidence Based Practice in the School Setting, and Improving treatment engagement through the use of sensory strategies. She graduated with her Master of Occupational Therapy from Duquesne University’s non-traditional weekend program and obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from West Virginia University. She has an interest in projects related to improving health disparities due to the lack of rehabilitation providers in remote, rural and isolated areas; increasing fieldwork capacity; and non-traditional fieldwork models.