Dr. Paola Premuda-Conti is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation & Interpreter Training at Troy University, Tampa Site. She formerly coordinated the undergraduate program in Rehabilitation and the master’s program in Rehabilitation Counseling at Troy University Dothan Campus. She received her master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling and doctoral degrees from the Rehabilitation Institute at Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL) and an advanced post-doctoral fellowship in rehabilitation research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA). She worked as a psychometrist, vocational evaluator, job placement specialist, and program evaluator. She taught at the School of Psychology, Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay for 3 years before coming to Troy. In Uruguay she helped develop a supported employment program for youth with Down syndrome. Her research interests include employment of people with disabilities, especially people with traumatic brain injury and people with cognitive problems, vocational evaluation, and outcomes research.