What year did you start the program?
What are your prior degrees and at which institutions?
Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Studies, Boston University
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Boston University
What was your favorite course in the program?
Honestly, I do not know – all of the courses were excellent! I think maybe OT886 Teaching and Learning for the Health Professions because it is most applicable to my job. I also like OH889 Implementation Science.
What was your Innovation Project title?
Crossroads: An Independent Living Skills Program for Youth Aging out of Foster Care Transitioning to the Community
Tell us about your Innovation Project.
I designed an independent living skills program for youth who have aged out of foster care in hopes that it improves their ability to live independently in the community.
What do you think is special about the Post-Professional OTD program here at the MGH Institute?
I believe it is special that we have an engaging format, and although we are 100% remote, we are a close-knit community. I also think it is incredible that we really can apply everything we learn immediately in our current work setting.
Why did you choose to come to this program?
I chose to come to the program because I liked that you could apply what you were learning immediately to your work setting. I wanted to get my doctorate so that I could work in a nontraditional OT setting.
What are your goals for the future after you graduate?
I want to design independent living skills programs for youth who have aged out of foster care and other marginalized and underrepresented individuals who have decreased independent living skills.