Juleen Rodakowski worked with mentor Patricia Stutz-Tanenbaum, MS, OTR, on planning, organizing, and implementing effective international fieldwork sites. Juleen developed six documents on the topic and also created a group on OT Connections to facilitate interaction surrounding international fieldwork.
“The peer group of emerging leaders is invaluable,” says Juleen. Through her participation, she gained knowledge and an understanding of AOTA, she developed a network, and she enjoys promoting a topic that interests her.
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“I feel more connected to the process of promoting and developing occupational therapy into everything mentioned in the Centennial Vision. The inner workings of AOTA don’t seem intangibles anymore. I feel connected to the process and empowered to continue down this avenue,” says Juleen.