Iris earned a B.A in Psychology and an Associate Degree in both Occupational therapy and Physical therapy. She has a total of 30 years + which covers a minimum of five years for the areas of rehabilitation, workhardening, vocational/recreational training, pediatrics and home health.
She truly enjoys working with diverse cultures and different age spans. She quoted the following in an interview, "You can always learn from other cultures and expand your thinking; no matter what age they may be."
Her personal hobbies includes working with and teaching about bees and gardening. She also enjoys the quiet times to relax, read and to expand her knowledge base in different areas of interest.