Dr Alicia M. Orbea joined IIOP as Dean of Students and Faculty member in November 2019.  She is a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine with Certification in Acupuncture. Dr O received her Baccalaureate degree in Biology from St Petersburg College (SPC). While obtaining her degree she owned and managed a Massage Therapy Clinic in Largo, FL. While in school she was also employed as an Instructor of Anatomy, Pathology and Physiology at Cortiva Institute and working as a Supplemental Instructor and Learning Support Specialist at SPC. During Dr Orbea’s Chiropractic Internship she worked at Whole Health Center in Pinellas Park as well as The Veteran’s Acupuncture Clinic. She always knew she wanted to get back into Academia and was rehired as a Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at SPC. After leaving SPC she joined the team at International Institute of Orthotics and Prosthetics. Dr O is looking forward to a long and fulfilling career in the field of higher education at IIOP. Dr. O teachers the foundational courses in the first semester with an emphasis on interdisciplinary patient care.