Carlyn Tillage is originally from the small town of Gloucester, in southeastern Virginia. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from Virginia Tech and her Doctor of Occupational Therapy from Mary Baldwin University. Prior to becoming an occupational therapist, she worked as a pre-school teacher at the Virginia Tech Child Development Center for Learning and Research, whose philosophy was embedded in social interactions between students and teachers. She is currently serving the American Occupational Therapy Association as Chief Editor for the Student Pulse Newsletter. Carlyn believes in staying up-to-date on professional issues and with her clients. She has experience with children 3 months – 21 years with all types of diagnoses from her professional and personal experience. She also has experience working with children on activities of daily living skills, fine and gross motor skills, handwriting, sensory integration, self-regulation, and play skills. Carlyn believes children are empowered through play and social experiences and loves to get messy and create new things. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, reading, cooking, supporting the Virginia Tech Hokies, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family!