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This is a qualitative research study using a life history approach. It was one of 31 life histories conducted as part of a larger study.

Objective: To learn about the impact that an Arizona-based occupational therapist with ties to North Dakota has had on the profession.

Method: A video conference call was conducted to interview Catie Sondrol. Additional information was found in her curriculum vitae, which was shared by the participant.

Results: After transcribing and analyzing the data gathered during the interview, the researchers were able to place an emphasis on the following key aspects of Catie’s professional career: resiliency, giving back, professional issues and practice trends, and core values and beliefs.