Linda earned her baccalaureate in occupational therapy from the College of St. Catherine in 1978. Following extensive clinical practice in the Twin Cities and southern California she received her masters in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California in 1995.
Linda's clinical practice areas have included mental health, pediatrics, outpatient services, community practice, complimentary methods, and administration. Prior to coming to St. Catherine's Linda was a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Southern California and a member of their community faculty practice. Linda joined the College of St. Catherine in 1996 and has taught in both the Weekend College and Day Programs. In addition to teaching a variety of courses Linda became Level II fieldwork coordinator in 1997, under the mentorship of Azela Gohl Giese.
Primary areas of interest for Linda include fieldwork, occupational science, holistic practice, occupational justice, mental health, pediatrics, natural settings, and animal assisted therapies. Current areas of research include qualitative work on occupational participation of adolescent girls in rural communities.