Carli Rita

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Carli M. Rita, from Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, is a member of the University Honors Program. She completed her research through a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship and as part of her honors thesis. Her passion for working with children and families led her to her mentor, Dr. Sarah Smith, who got Carli involved in the Healthy Families Research Program at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Carli says that having an opportunity to work on this project has given her a much deeper understanding of the research process than she previously had, and elevated her perspective in clinical reasoning and intervention strategies. She agreed to submit to Inquiry after being contacted by the journal’s staff, and she’s glad that she took advantage of the opportunity. After graduating with her bachelor of science in occupational therapy this spring, Carli plans to continue her studies at UNH as she purses a master’s degree in occupational therapy. In the future, she plans to become an occupational therapist and hopes to form strong connections with her patients to make a difference in their lives.