Meet the OS/OT Student Bloggers
Read Bindi's posts
JAMBO! The Swahili word for Hello. My name is Bindi, a born and bred Kenyan and I have travelled far and wide from the magical East African country to be here at USC for the one year post professional masters in occupational therapy program. I earned my Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from Manipal University in India. Following graduation I moved back to Kenya and dedicated myself to helping the underprivileged children in Kenya with disabilities. In my free time love to be outdoors exploring the world — be it just trying new cuisine, camping, hiking and rock climbing or just about anything that gets the adrenaline pumping!
Garden Grove, California
Read Brenda's posts
Hello hello! My name is Brenda and I am from Southern California. I graduated from UC Berkeley where I majored in Psychology and minored in South and Southeast Asian Studies. Before coming to USC, I worked as an outreach counselor for homeless youth and young adults in San Francisco for nearly 5 years. I'm now loving my time as a student at USC and so grateful to have found OT in my life! In my free time, I enjoy sleeping, eating, decorating, and hanging out with friends, family and my awesome dog Mosquito. I am also slightly obsessed with boba!
San Jose, California
Read Claire's posts
Hi! My name is Claire and I am a Bachelor’s to Master’s student in the USC Occupational Therapy program. In addition to my bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy, I also earned a B.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures and a minor in Psychology at USC for my undergrad. Although there’s no place like home in Northern California, I love soaking up the sun at the beach and finding yummy food places in Los Angeles. It has been an incredible journey so far and I’m super excited about the second year of the Master’s program. Fight on!
Diamond Bar, California
Read Jonathan's posts
Aloha! My name is Jonathan Rodil. I grew up in West Covina, California and attended Cal State Fullerton as an undergraduate. My favorite occupations are surfing, basketball, exercise, and sharing/making music! As an undergraduate, I found out about the Jimmy Miller Foundation, a surf therapy program that facilitates meaningful activity and fosters therapeutic relationships for children with special needs and veterans living with PTSD (started by USC OT alumni, Dr. Carly Rogers!) To find out that you can turn something you love to do to help people solidified my aspirations of becoming an OT. Stay tuned for my OT adventures!
Read Kristy's posts
Hi everyone! I’m Kristy. I grew up in a small town in Northern Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a major in Community Health Education. Occupational therapy is the perfect fit for me because I wanted something I was passionate about, as well as a meaningful, versatile, and client-centered profession. My favorite occupations include watching movies, hiking, traveling, and spending time with my dogs and friends. Choosing occupational therapy as my future career and moving across the country to attend the #1 program has been the best decision I've made in my life thus far!!
Read Leila's posts
Greetings! I’m Leila, a Southern California girl who enjoys photography and traveling. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly Pomona in Business. I thought I was going to be one of the next future business leaders of America! After working different jobs and not having a real sense of direction, I realized I wasn’t pursing my dream of helping people like the way I had hoped. Fortunately, I found out about occupational therapy. I know I have found the right profession that I can identify myself with and I look forward to sharing my passion of OT with others!