Shanteria Carr, OTD, OTR/L is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Howard University. Shanteria is a pediatric occupational therapist with a clinical doctorate in Occupational Therapy from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. Shanteria was selected by NYU as an exceptional student to highlight among more than 18,000 graduates in the Class of 2021. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Health Science at the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at Howard University. As a licensed pediatric practitioner, she has experience in school-based, clinic-based, and early intervention settings. Shanteria’s research interests include the early identification of children diagnosed with autism and other developmental disorders in underserved communities. She is also interested in supporting families through the provision of services and developing effective academic support systems for racially minoritized occupational therapy students.