Dr. Wagenfeld is an occupational therapist, educator, consultant, and researcher. She holds specialty certification in environmental modifications through the AOTA and Healthcare Garden Design through the Chicago Botanical Garden. Her clinical work was with children and their families. She is Associate Professor in the OT Program at Johnson & Wales University, Fellow in the Texas A&M University Center for Health Systems and Design, and Affiliate faculty in the landscape architecture program at the University of Washington and maintains a therapeutic design consulting practice. She is co-author of Therapeutic Gardens: Design for Healing Spaces published by Timber Press in 2015.