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I am a second-year Master of Occupational Therapy student here at UW-Madison. In 2016, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology: Exercise and Movement Science from UW-Madison. After graduation, I served in the United States Peace Corps as a Community Health Educator in rural Belize for two years where I worked with local counterparts to work towards chronic non-communicable disease prevention and child and maternal health goals. Now that I’m back in Madison and working in the Ausderau Lab, I am continuing to gain new experiences by working on the Photovoice and PCORI projects, both of which involve working with community members to better understand their experiences and build their capacity to participate in their everyday lives. Outside of the lab, I am also involved in a group called Hoofers Adapt that advocates for equitable access to nature and the outdoors for people with disabilities in the Madison area through the UW Hoofers program. After getting my master’s degree, I hope to find a way to combine my love for nature and the outdoors with my passion for occupational therapy by working towards broader inclusion in outdoor activities for people with disabilities. In my free time, I enjoy rollerblading, reading, backpacking, and exploring our beautiful state of Wisconsin.