University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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About Us
About Us

Meet Our Trojan Family

Shannon Westerberg BS-MA ‘19

Shannon Westerberg BS-MA ‘19

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Program: Bachelor's to Master's, Class of 2019

What brought you to occupational therapy?
I spent a lot of time volunteering for the Special Olympics program during high school. I absolutely fell in love with the program and knew that Occupational Therapy was the right path for me. I will always cherish my time spent there and the relationships I built with the athletes!

What area of practice are you interested in?
I haven’t yet narrowed down one specific area of practice that I would like to work in. The exciting thing about OT is that profession is extremely broad and there are so many options and opportunities! I am excited to see what the program has to offer and take it from there!

What are some of the occupations you engage in?
I love snowboarding, listening to music, watching football, dancing, playing soccer, traveling, hiking, and, of course, eating! 

If we opened your fridge, what would we see?
Avocados, blueberries, cookie dough, barbecue sauce, eggs, and hopefully some leftover pizza. 

What are two truths and a lie about yourself?
I have broken my arm, nose, and leg. I am allergic to oranges. I love sharks.