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

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
Danny Park is an Assistant 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.

Betty Chen MA, OTR/L

Betty Chen MA, OTR/L

USC Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) resident
Betty Chen is an OTD student at USC and is completing her doctoral residency in Global Initiatives. Betty is originally from Taipei, Taiwan, and finished her Bachelor of Arts degree in occupational therapy from Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU) before coming to the United States to earn a post-professional Master’s degree in OT from USC.  For her OTD residency, Betty is focusing on supporting international students studying in the USC Chan division.  In her free time, she enjoys being in nature.

Seungwoo “Benedict” Hwangbo MA, OT

Seungwoo “Benedict” Hwangbo MA, OT

USC Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) resident
Benedict Hwangbo is an OTD student at USC and is completing his doctoral residency at Global Initiatives. He is originally from Seoul, South Korea, and finished his Bachelor’s and Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Yonsei University before coming to USC to complete his OTD degree. For his OTD residency, Benedict is focusing on outcomes measurement and follow-up study of past participants of the Summer Occupational Therapy Immersion (SOTI) program. He enjoys all kinds of sports (soccer, baseball, bowling, climbing, etc.). He also likes traveling, watching movies, and all kinds of social and cultural activities.

Bianca Doherty MSc, OTR/L

Bianca Doherty MSc, OTR/L

USC Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) student
Bianca Doherty is an OTD student at USC, graduating in December 2017.  Bianca completed her clinical OTD residency at the USC University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she worked with children with mental health challenges and/or developmental disabilities and their families.  Prior to coming to USC, Bianca completed her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy at University College Cork and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.  She enjoys travelling, cooking, and listening to people’s stories.

Samar Al-Hassani OT (Kuwait), OTS

Samar Al-Hassani OT (Kuwait), OTS

USC Chan Post-Professional Master’s student
Samar Al-Hassani is currently a student in the post-professional Master’s program of USC. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Kuwait University. She is passionate about working with children with special needs to help them reach their full potential in participating in their homes, schools, and communities. Samar has particular interest in Sensory Integration, Hippotherapy, and Driving Rehabilitation. During her studies at USC, she has expanded her areas of interest to include Lifestyle Redesign® and occupational science. Samar’s favorite occupations include riding her bike, swimming, and reading.

Cameron Chang OTS

Cameron Chang OTS

USC Chan Professional Master’s student
Cameron Chang is a second year Master’s student at USC and is excited to be a part of the Global Initiatives team.  He was born and raised in San Francisco, California, and studied Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. Cameron loves traveling to Vietnam, where he hopes to one day expand OT practice. Cameron speaks English, Mandarin Chinese, and beginner’s Vietnamese.

Areli Benitez OTS

Areli Benitez OTS

USC Chan Professional Master’s student
Areli Benitez is a first 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 excited to apply her background with occupational science at USC. 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 first 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!

Azada Wan OTS

Azada Wan OTS

USC Chan Professional Master’s student
Global Initiatives Academic Mentor
Azada Wan is a second year Master’s student at USC and an Academic Mentor for Global Initiatives. Being a Southern California native, she is proud to say she survived the snowy winters in Upstate New York during her undergraduate years at Syracuse University, where she majored in Public Health. Some of her favorite occupations include trying new foods, exploring a new place, and traveling.

Andrea Weller OTS

Andrea Weller OTS

USC Chan Professional Master’s student
Global Initiatives Academic Mentor
Andrea Weller is a second year OT Master’s student at USC and an Academic Mentor for Global Initiatives. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development with a minor in Psychology at the University of California, Davis in 2016. Andrea grew up in San Jose, California and enjoys eating at restaurants, hiking, dancing, travelling, and camping.

Jonathan Yeh OTS

Jonathan Yeh OTS

USC Chan Professional Master’s student
Jonathan Yeh is a second year OT Master’s student at USC. Born and raised in Irvine, California, Jonathan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of San Diego, California in 2014. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and English. He enjoys physical exercise, coffee shops, meditation, and sports (basketball, football, and soccer).