Clare Papay, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Associate at Think College, UMass Boston, where she conducts research on inclusive higher education for students with intellectual disability. Prior to joining Think College, she was assistant professor and director of inclusive special education programs at Arcadia University. At Arcadia University, she co-founded and directed the Raising Expectations for Academic Learning (REAL) Certificate, a two-year program for students with intellectual disabilities that focuses on academic coursework, employment, and social inclusion in college life. She has a PhD. and an M.Ed. in Special Education, both from Lehigh University. Clare has published research in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national conferences on best practices in transition to postschool life for students with intellectual disability.