Jessica J. Bolduc worked with mentor Amy Solomon, MS, OTR, to develop a fieldwork companion guide for the state of Vermont. Vermont does not have any occupational therapy educational programs, so the guide was developed with the rural state’s needs in mind. The goal of Jessica’s project is to increase the number of fieldwork supervisors and sites.
Jessica gained the confidence to venture to other areas of practice and be a leader. She now has a better understanding of the inner workings of AOTA and was able to meet personal and professional goals. During the program, Jessica started working in a new practice area, applied new assessments and interventions in her clinical practice, applied to a doctoral program, and continues to serve as president of the Vermont Occupational Therapy Association.
How did Emerging Leaders help you to live life to its fullest?
“Participation in this program has presented me with new opportunities for networking and opened doors with new and exciting challenges. I know that there will always be a place for me within AOTA. It has made me realize that no matter what direction I take my career, this opportunity will continue to provide me with forward momentum to ‘live life to its fullest,’” says Jessica.