Rachel graduated UCC with a BSc. O.T. in 2016 and joined the Sunflower Clinic in Cork soon afterwards. During her student placements, Rachel gained excellent experience working with children including working as part of the team in community paediatrics at St. John’s Hospital, Enniscorthy. During this placement, she worked with children with a wide range of disabilities up to 18 years of age, provided OT intervention in schools and clinic settings and also provided advice and education to parents and teachers. Rachel also volunteered to provide literacy support to primary school students from disadvantaged schools through a paired reading programme organised by SUAS.