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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USC Chan Global Initiatives

Meet the Team

Danny Park OTD, OTR/L

Danny Park OTD, OTR/L

Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
Danny Park is an Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy at the USC Chan Division and oversees Global Initiatives. He is a two-time USC Trojan, having earned his Master of Arts degree and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree here. He also has a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a Master of Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles. Danny enjoys singing, cooking, and spending time in good conversations.

Brianne Tabios OTR

Brianne Tabios OTR

USC Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) Resident
Brianne Tabios is an OTD student at USC and is completing her doctoral residency with Global Initiatives. She is originally from Ewa Beach, Hawai’i and completed both her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy degrees at USC. For her residency, Brianne is focusing on the impact of international educational experiences on cultural sensitivity. She enjoys playing saxophone, hiking, and all sorts of all-you-can-eat experiences in Los Angeles.

Vidhisha Nair MA, OTR/L

Vidhisha Nair MA, OTR/L

USC Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) resident
Vidhisha Nair is an OTD student at USC and is completing her doctoral residency at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.  She was born and brought up in Mumbai, India. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Seth G.S medical College and K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai; before coming to USC to complete her Post Professional Master’s degree. For her OTD residency, Vidhisha is focusing on the outcomes measurement and study of the use of Motivational Interviewing in Physical Rehabilitation. She loves to cook, dance, travel, taste different cuisines from around the world and enjoys engaging in all kinds of social and cultural activities.

Mariella Ysobel Timbang OTS

Mariella Ysobel Timbang OTS

USC Chan Post-Professional Master’s student
Mariella Ysobel Timbang is a student in the Post-Professional Master’s Program at USC. She was born and raised in the Philippines, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She is interested in working in the mental health setting, particularly in promoting wellness among young adults, but is also open to exploring other settings of OT. She enjoys being outdoors, gardening, creating and admiring art, and spending time with her dog, Tofu.

Areli Benitez OTS

Areli Benitez OTS

USC Chan Professional Master’s student
Areli Benitez is a second year Master’s student at USC and is happy to be working with Global Initiatives. She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Biology at the University of California, San Diego, and is interested in pursuing hand therapy. Areli has volunteered in Istanbul, Turkey and Lima, Peru before becoming a Trojan to experience OT in different parts of the world.  Her favorite occupations include going to concerts, finding new places to eat, and traveling.

Elissa Taylor OTS

Elissa Taylor OTS

USC Chan Professional Master’s student
Elissa Taylor is a second year Master’s student at USC.  She grew up in a small town in Montana and finished her Bachelor’s degree at Montana State University where she majored in Exercise Science. While at MSU, Elissa served as a Resident Advisor and Housing Ambassador for a building of primarily international students. Now at USC, she has not chosen a specific area of focus within OT as of yet, but she is open to just about any adventure.  Fight On!

Li Shan Wee OTS

Li Shan Wee OTS

USC Chan Professional Master’s student
Li Shan Wee is a first year Master’s student at USC and an international student. Born in Singapore, she grew up in Hong Kong and Shanghai. She is a double Trojan who also attended USC for her undergraduate education where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion & Disease prevention. Some of her favorite occupations include baking, drawing/painting, and writing Yelp reviews.

Julianne Teng OTS

Julianne Teng OTS

USC Chan Professional Master’s Student
Global Initiatives Academic Mentor
Julianne Teng is a second year Master’s student at USC and an Academic Mentor for Global Initiatives. She is a Southern California native and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside. She is interested in working with adults in an outpatient setting using a Lifestyle Redesign approach. Some of her favorite occupations include traveling, eating new foods, and singing karaoke.