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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Meet Our Trojan Family

Charmi Patel MAI ‘14

Charmi Patel MAI ‘14

Hometown: Mumbai, India

Program: Post-Professional Master's, Class of 2014

What brought you to occupational therapy?
I always wanted to be in the health care profession. After my high school, when I was applying for grad school, I heard about occupational therapy from a few friends. I got into OT school but I was waiting to get a transfer to PT school. As days passed by and I started to get to know what OT is and how I could bring about a change in the life of others, I decided to stay back as an OT. A doctor adds years to your life, but as an OT I can add life to those years.

What area of practice are you interested in?
Pediatrics and Mental Health

What are some of the occupations you engage in?
Culinary, Badminton, Designing Indian ethnic wear with my mom.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
I would want to time travel with a snap of the finger, so I could be near my family and friends just when I miss them the most.

If you could choose anyone (living or dead) to be your mentor, who would you pick?
One of my seniors from grad school, Pooja Mehta, and my mother.