Kelly Lavin, OTD, has over 20 years of experience providing services to children within the NYS Early Intervention Program. She has also worked in hospital and school-based settings. She has extensive continuing education and training in the areas of sensory integration and executive functioning. She served as New York Tech's Academic Fieldwork Coordinator from 2014 through 2020 and served as an adjunct faculty at numerous occupational therapy programs.

Lavin has presented on a number of topics on local, national, and international platforms. She has participated in and led service-learning trips with New York Tech students to Haiti and Morocco. Lavin strongly believes that the immersive cultural experiences provided by service-learning trips enhance students' didactic learning, challenge them to go out of their comfort zones, and help them grow into their professional roles.

Lavin is a New York Tech alumna, having earned her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from New York Institute of Technology in 2001, her post-professional Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Boston University in 2008, and a post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Boston University in 2016.