MY OT JOURNEY
From the moment I was introduced to occupational therapy, it was the career I knew I wanted to pursue. I was ten years old, so it was that or a professional dolphin trainer or dancer. Occupational therapy ended up being the path I chose, earning a Bachelor of Health Science in 2013 and continuing on to earn a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2014 from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I began my career at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, then continued my path as a traveling therapist a few years later. I have worked in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient clinics across the nation, including St. Mary’s Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, and Los Angeles Unified School District before settling in South Florida. Additionally, I have presented at local and national conferences, conducted occupational therapy based research in Africa, and work as an adjunct professor at South University, West Palm Beach campus.
My passion lies with utilizing a holistic and diverse team-based approach while working with children with autism, sensory processing disorders, movement-based difficulties, developmental disabilities, and behavioral challenges and their families.