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

Jayshree Nagvekar, MA I, ‘17

Jayshree Nagvekar, MA I, ‘17

Post-Professional Master's program

Hometown: India

What brought you to occupational therapy?
Many things! All of my favorite occupations equally contributed to my decision to become an OT. As a child, my heart needed to be a part of social causes and help people. I always thought journalism, political science or law were for me. But with passing years, I began to develop affinity towards science and medicine. As I grew older and the time to make a decision approached closer, I had to make a choice. Keeping in perspective my need to be part of a profession that had both science and arts, and involved research, I landed on occupational therapy with a bang! Frankly, there has been no looking back; I have enjoyed all the academic and clinical sessions because being an OT allows me to be everything I always wanted to be! 

What area of practice are you interested in?
Neurorehabilitation, pediatrics and Lifestyle Redesign.

What are some of the occupations you engage in?
Reading, writing blogs, writing stories and poems, trekking, listening to music, going on walks, exploring places, talking

If we opened your fridge, what would we see?
Coffee and too much vanilla ice cream… really a lot of it!!

How do you want to be remembered?
By making a difference in someone’s life. I want to be remembered as a positive and life changing person to everyone I come across. It may sound too big a dream, but I want to create something that lasts forever!