I have professional experience in pediatric development, early intervention, protective factors, physical activity, nutrition, mindfulness and overall well-being. I work as a school-based Occupational Therapist servicing students K-12. My personal experience as a world-level competitive athlete and Olympic team member has instilled resilience, determination and drive within me that has equipped me for success.
I have a mission to remove the borders of boxed in concepts and to introduce limitless thinking. I believe in the greater good and have faith in humanity, aiming to improve and impact overall health, vitality, and self-efficacy in those I interact with. I am a visionary, brainstormer and problem-solver. My life experience has taught me how to analyze tasks and implement strategies to meet individuals where they are at while challenging them and prompting growth. I adapt and modify content to best suit all types of learners to promote person-centered learning and knowledge retention. My interpersonal skills have enabled me to build social connections within my community, fundraising over 10k for our local hospice foundation within a 4-month period. My communication skills have enabled me to present information to large and varied audiences. I am a deliberate and analytical leader who strives to solve problems and ensure accurate outcomes. I have a willingness to learn, evolve, grow and succeed at any task handed to me. “We live in a culture, time, and place where creative people have to use creative means to accomplish something that was always the most ordinary, customary thing in the human experience: older people and younger people sharing their lives.” -Dr. Bill Thomas
Recipient of the New Researcher Award from The American Society for Hand Therapists in 2015 Oral Presentation of Thesis at The American Society for Hand Therapists in 2015 Masters Degree: Cum Laude & Bachelors Degree: Summa Cum Laude National Merit Scholarship at Northern Michigan University and Rennes Health Scholarship State & National Champion, 4th in the world in Power Lifting and 4th at Nationals in Olympic Weight Lifting
My educational foundation has prepared me with an eagerness to be a lifelong learner. My Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy was achieved via a distance-based hybrid program that required multiple modes of technology and forward thinking. My Bachelor of Science was completed in Health and Fitness Management.
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