Sherdonna has been working with the Washington University Program in Occupational Therapy for about two years. Her background is actually not in occupational therapy or research, but in music. She earned a full scholarship to study classical music at Clayton State University in Atlanta, GA where she studied privately with Ted Gurch of the Atlanta Symphony. She graduated in 1998 with a music performance degree as a clarinetist. In addition to her work with Washington University and CEDAR Midwest, Sherdonna is a singer-songwriter in St. Louis. She has independently produced and recorded three full-length albums and is finishing up writing with her fourth.
In her role with CEDAR Midwest, Sherdonna coordinates our community-based research network, the Missouri Aging and Disability Research Network.