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Carly G. Wellner

This is a photo of Carly Wellner. Carly is standing in a field wearing a black shirt.

I’ve wanted to work in healthcare for as long as I can remember. I’ve always looked up to the wonderful healthcare workers in my family because of their hard work and dedication to the people they served. I knew that I desired a career where I could do the same; I want to be a strong advocate for what I do and truly love my profession. After doing some research, I found that the scope of occupational therapy perfectly aligned with my passions. Through occupational therapy, I can combine my love for science and my sense of creativity to help others. I left my home on Long Island and went to Ithaca College, the place I knew I could fulfill these dreams.

Over the course of my time at Ithaca College I have created memories and relationships that hold a special place in my heart. I had the chance to further my learning by conducting a pilot study about powered mobility for infants. Through this study I was able to work with a team that helped push me to reach my full potential, both personally and professionally. I plan to take the skills I’ve learned through these experiences into my graduate education and far beyond as I work towards becoming a successful occupational therapist.

Academic Achievements and Personal Highlights

  • Dean’s List
  • Alumni Philanthropy Award
  • Pi Theta Epsilon Honor Society
  • Laurence S. Hill and Adrian M. Newens Scholarship
  • Research Assistant, Infant Powered Mobility project funded by the NSF
  • James J. Whalen Academic Symposium, poster (2019)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) member
  • AOTA Annual Conference accepted presenter (2020)
  • Ithaca College Student Occupational Therapy Association, Vice President
  • Pilot Study, Children's Progression of Control of a Powered Mobility Device Using a Joystick