Education: I attended Purdue University where I received my Bachelors of Science in Movement and Sport Science. After undergraduate studies, I received my Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.
Advanced trainings and Areas of Interest: During graduate school I specialized in pediatric occupational therapy and obtained clinical experience in the areas of acute care, outpatient, and school based. In addition, I specialized in sensory processing, fine motor skills, visual motor skills, and positioning and handling in order to promote play and self-care skills during development. Following graduation, I have specialized in sensory processing, Autism spectrum disorder, and feeding.
Prior Experience: I completed my first graduate level clinical rotation at Beth Osten & Associates where I worked with children with a wide variety of diagnoses and ages. I focused my areas of care to address children with sensory processing and regulation, visual motor, and fine motor challenges. I completed my second clinical rotation at Rush University Medical Center where I addressed patients with orthopedic and neurological injuries to help promote self-care activities of daily living.
Who I Am: I am originally from Dyer, IN. I stayed in Indiana to attend Purdue University and then moved to Florida to attend Nova Southeastern University. I moved back to Chicago to complete my rotations for my Masters in Occupational Therapy. I am happy to be back in the city living near all my family and friends. In my free time I love to attend yoga classes, try new restaurants, read books, travel, and spend time with family and friends!