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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Entry-Level Professional Master of Arts Degree | Meet the Students

Kezia Rusli MAII ‘16

Kezia Rusli MAII ‘16

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Program: Entry-Level Master's, Class of 2016

What brought you to OT?
I heard about OT after going on a mission trip the summer after my sophomore year, which is when I made a career decision change. I was fortunate enough to be at USC for undergrad, where OT is really big. So I was able to take some OT classes and talk to some professors about it, and I fell in love with it. I love learning about people and what they like to do, so to discover a career where you do just that was super awesome.

What are some of the occupations you engage in?
As most of my friends know my favorite occupation of all time is playing board games! I like playing most, but my favorite of all is Ticket to Ride. I also like to play sports, go running, bake, watch TV, and lie in my bed 😊

Tell us about your favorite memory from the program so far.
There are lots, but one would definitely have to be in Peds when we met adaptive equipment using cardboard boxes and foam lining. It was super cool to see how inventive we could be with such inexpensive household objects!

If we opened your fridge, what would you see?
Milk & yogurt (for overnight oats with strawberries in the freezer), food from my mom (she always brings me food yay!), spinach & kale (for salad & kale chips, my favorite!)

What do you think is the greatest invention of mankind?
It’s hard to choose just one, but the nerdy side of me says Excel is one of the greatest inventions ever. What could be much better than a program that organizes your life?