Paula Lowrey, OTD, OTR/L, CAPS, joins Nova Southeastern University as the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program Director and as an Associate Professor in the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences. Dr. Lowrey has worked much of her career in adult home health. Her early career years were spent working in school districts and outpatient Pediatric clinics. She has worked as Academic fieldwork coordinator at University of South Alabama and Assistant Program Director for University of St. Augustine on two campuses with the most recent being the Miami campus. Dr. Lowrey is CAPS certified (Aging in Place Specialist) and has had the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors with Rebuilding Together in Austin before moving to Florida. Her interests are in community -based interventions and advocating for individuals to be given the opportunity to Age in Place. She has two adult sons and a champagne toy poodle named Jazz.