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The purpose of this project is to gather information about the history and evolution of occupational therapy(OT) practice through the life history of many influential individuals, including Christina Frank. The aim of this study is to provide more knowledge for current occupational therapists about the history of OT and how it has changed over time. Christina Frank was selected through purposive sampling. A semi-structured interview was conducted where OT students transcribed, coded, categorized, and created themes from the information from the interview. The OT students gathered a final assertion summarizing the findings: life as an occupational therapist for Christina Frank means finding and using your personal strengths to work in a variety of settings. She has adapted to healthcare changes across time, overcome practice challenges, and served others to enhance their quality of life.