Preferred Pronouns: She/her/hers
My name is Alyssa Smith. I am a first-year MSOT. I graduated with a BS in exercise science and a minor in psychology from Michigan Technological University. There, I gained a passion for rural healthcare and an interest in a variety of settings for occupational therapy from mental health to general rehabilitation. My academic and professional goals include obtaining a doctorate and being able to conduct research and teach in addition to my clinical duties. I hope to help make a difference in both the lives of future students and clients through evidence-based practice. My involvement in the Ausderau lab includes work with the rhesus macaques and Special Olympics of Wisconsin. I am excited to see where this lab takes us as students and future researchers!