Simone has worked in the pediatric setting over the past 10 years. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Human Services with a track in Child Life from Towson University. During her time at Towson University, she worked as a volunteer with the child life department in the pediatric emergency department of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Simone also worked as an intern for the Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital. It was during this time she discovered her love for occupational therapy and grew an interest in the field. Simone went on to obtain her Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. While completing her fieldwork at Children’s Hospital, she gained experience in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. Additionally, during this time she acquired knowledge working with clients with a variety of diagnoses such as Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and spina bifida. Simone began work at a pediatric therapy outpatient clinic as the lead occupational therapist. She worked with clients whose diagnoses included hydrocephalus, torticollis, sensory processing disorder, visual-motor integration, fine and gross motor delays to name a few. Simone’s patients ranged from 6 weeks old to 15 years old. She is passionate about working in the pediatric occupational therapy setting and strives to help each child reach their potential by providing patient-family centered care and strategies that will help with their growth. In her spare time, Simone enjoys cooking, traveling to new places, and spending time with family and friends.