What clubs/organizations you are involved in?
- I serve as the president of IC Mixed which is a community for students that identify as multiracial, multiethnic, or as transracial adoptees.
- I am the outreach coordinator for HEARD which does creative arts outreaches at a juvenile detention facility near Ithaca and promotes education surrounding the American criminal justice system and related social justice issues.
- I am a member of ICSOTA, our student occupational therapy association.
- I have been an orientation leader and orientation mentor for the last two years!
Are you involved in Honors/Leadership Scholars/MLK Scholars/Park Scholars Programs?
I am in the Honors Program.
Have you studied abroad?
I studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland on a service learning program during Spring 2020!
Have you been engaged in research, internship opportunities, student teaching, or conferences?
Currently, I am partaking in our virtual pediatric clinic which focuses on professional development, collaboration, and observation. Right now we are placing extra emphasis on understanding telehealth and virtual world of occupational therapy!
Are you involved in IC athletics?
I’m not directly involved in any organized sports but I LOVE doing Zumba through the fitness center. All the group fitness classes I have tried have been so amazing!
Why did you choose Ithaca College?
I chose Ithaca College because I knew it would be a place that would push me to grow academically, professionally, and personally. At many schools, being in a five-year master’s program greatly diminishes your ability to get involved with extracurriculars or explore other interests, but at IC there is a real emphasis on becoming the most well-rounded and fulfilled student possible by trying new things and embracing every opportunity that comes your way. Every day, faculty, staff, and other students support me in taking on new endeavors, and I am so grateful for all the new passions I have found that have not only broadened my world view and will make me a better occupational therapist, but have also just made my time at college so happy and exciting. Oh, and Ithaca is absolutely stunning – who would pass up being able to do your homework next to some waterfalls?
Is there anything else you would want to share with a prospective student?
College is what you make of it, and you will learn and thrive wherever it feels right for you! It is a big decision but it does not have to be scary – the whole office of admission is here to help you with any questions about IC or just the college search in general!