University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC 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.

James Lee OTR/L

James Lee OTR/L

USC Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) Resident
James Lee is an OTD student at USC and is completing his doctoral residency with Global Initiatives. He is from Walnut, CA and is a quadruple Trojan earning degrees in Bachelor of Science in Business, Master of Science in Gerontology, and Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy. For his residency, James is focusing on how global partnerships can extend the reach of occupational therapy. He hopes to work with older adults in the area of physical rehabilitation. Some of his favorite occupations include finding new places to eat, hiking, and traveling.

Mariah Morris OTR

Mariah Morris OTR

USC Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) Resident
Mariah Morris is an OTD student at USC and is completing her doctoral residency with USC Chan Global Initiatives. She is from Eden Prairie, MN and she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. For her residency, Mariah is focusing on the development of supports for USC international students as they transition to post-professional life. She hopes to work with University students or working internationally in the area of mental health. Some of Mariah’s favorite occupations are yoga, reading books, playing board games, and traveling.

Areli Benitez OTR/L

Areli Benitez OTR/L

USC Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) Resident
Areli Benitez is an OTD student at USC and is completing her doctoral residency at LAC + USC Medical Center within the hand therapy department. She graduated from USC’s Occupational Therapy Entry-Level Master’s Program in 2019 and completed her undergraduate degree in Human Biology at the University of California, San Diego. She has volunteered in Istanbul, Turkey, and Lima, Peru before becoming a Trojan to experience OT in different parts of the world. Areli’s favorite occupations include going to concerts, eating, running, and traveling.

Li Shan Wee OTS

Li Shan Wee OTS

USC Chan Professional Master’s student
Li Shan Wee is a second-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.

Katie Miller OTS

Katie Miller OTS

USC Chan Professional Master’s Student
Global Initiatives Academic Mentor

Katie Miller is a second-year Master’s student at USC and an Academic Mentor for Global Initiatives. She is originally from Ohio and received her Bachelor’s degree in Allied Health with minors in Psychology and Equine Assisted Therapy from Otterbein University. She is interested in working with children in an outpatient setting using sensory integration techniques. Some of her favorite occupations include going to the beach, trying new foods, and playing with any and all dogs.

Maggie Goodfellow OTS

Maggie Goodfellow OTS

USC Chan Professional Master’s student
Maggie Goodfellow is a first-year Master’s Student at USC and is beyond excited to be part of the Global Initiatives Team. She is a double Trojan who received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor degree in Occupational Science. After moving from Florida to South Korea in the 5th grade, she quickly developed a love for exploring new cultures and languages, as well as meeting people from all over the world. In addition to traveling, she enjoys Pilates, cooking, and reading memoirs in her free time.

Prutha Satpute OTS

Prutha Satpute OTS

USC Chan Post-Professional Master’s student
Prutha Satpute is a Post-Professional Master’s student at USC. She is an international student from India and has a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai (India). She loves to work with infants and premature neonates and wants to build a career in the field of neonatology. Some of her favorite occupations include doodling, watching documentaries, trying new foods and meeting people with different cultural backgrounds.