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.