I am currently a second year MSOT student here at UW-Madison. I am also Co-President of Diverse OT, a student org here on campus focused on shedding light on the injustices within healthcare for marginalized communities and creating a pathway for marginalized students to pursue a career in healthcare. Prior to starting school here at UW-Madison, I graduated from The College of Wooster in 2016 with a BA in psychology and a minor in studio art. While at Wooster, I was involved in the cross country and track teams. Right after graduating, I joined AmeriCorps where I worked as a City Year member working full time with 6th graders in Englewood, Chicago. After working with City Year, I became a personal trainer and manager for a personal training facility in the Chicagoland area. Once I realized I wanted to do occupational therapy, I worked as a rehab aide at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush until I started school here at UW. I am currently working on the Zika project in Dr. Ausderau’s lab where we perform assessments on rhesus macaques to test for cognitive impairments. In my free time, I love to travel, hike, rock climb, weight lift, and draw!