Forty for 40: Nicolette Blanc, OTD ’17
Nikki Blanc spent the last three years in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program doing more than just learning to be an OT from expert faculty.
Blanc was an editor of the Student Occupational Therapy Association’s newsletter, was a panelist at a Schwartz Center Educational Rounds discussion, and was among the first OT students in the school’s S-IHP’s CAP interprofessional program working with aphasia clients at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
She also helped launch the OT Center for Learning, Participation, and Rehabilitation (OT CLiPR), a student-led, faculty supervised community clinical center, and was the student speaker at the program’s Commencement award ceremony.
“Nikki distinguished herself very early in the program as a leader among her peers, which the faculty recognized as she advocated for her fellow students and clients,” said OT Chair Lisa Connor. “We appreciate her contributions to our inaugural class and can’t wait to see where her career takes her.”