Alexis Goldstein

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Alexis Goldstein is an occupational therapy major from Katonah, New York. She is in the five-and-a-half-year occupational therapy program, which means that she will graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree and earn her master’s degree in occupational therapy in December 2023. Alexis became involved in research at the suggestion of her advisor, who was researching Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). She embarked on a similar research project for her honors thesis with the support of a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). From this experience, Alexis learned the disorder’s varying impacts on those diagnosed and that the whole research process is quite rewarding. During the 2020 pandemic, one unanticipated obstacle was the limited number of participants Alexis could observe. Nevertheless, the experience taught her flexibility and she completed her research successfully. She feels that her SURF project greatly helped kick-start her research career. Once she earns her master’s degree, her next goal is to earn a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree. Alexis is honored to be recognized in Inquiry and is already focused on how she will further develop herself and her work in the occupational therapy field.