I’m an occupational therapist (OT) with a generalist approach to care. I strive to be a support and resource for families and patients requiring OT. My role includes being an advocate, educator and cheerleader. I lead with empathy, always considering the feelings of others and meeting kids where they are. My treatment approach is to find the perfect amount of challenge versus fun for them, where growth can occur.
I became interested in pediatric OT during my fieldwork experience at Cincinnati Children’s. This opportunity made me fully invested in working with children and showed me the benefit of working at Cincinnati Children’s, too. I've always worked with kids as a babysitter, swim instructor or coach. Occupational therapy appealed to me because it combines mental and physical health, considering the whole person rather than parts of them. I love that we are a strengths-based profession. We use strengths to build up areas that need improvement for overall function.
I am honored to have been the president of my school’s Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) for my graduating class. I also gave the student oration at our graduation, which was nerve-wracking, but a really exciting experience.
When I’m not working, I like to spend time outside — going on walks with my dog (Marley), rollerblading and hiking. I also like finding good food spots in Cincinnati with friends, especially to celebrate an FC Cincinnati win!
BS: Psychology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.
Master of Occupational Therapy: Emory and Henry College, Marion, VA.
Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
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