Dr. De Brun completed her bachelor’s degree in health science , Master’s degree in occupational therapy and her post-professional doctor of occupational therapy degree from Loma Linda University. Her doctoral research focused on early childhood trauma and the maternal-child co-occupational experience while residing in a domestic violence shelter. She has developed and implemented programs for mothers residing in domestic violence shelters with emphasis on enriching co-occupational experiences. She has presented her research and program development at the county, state and national levels. Dr. De Brun has a wide variety of experience as a practitioner in early intervention and pediatrics from working in local school districts, autism programs, local regional centers and childhood trauma and mental health intervention centers.