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

Korey Brent MAII ‘14

Korey Brent MAII ‘14

Hometown: Simi Valley, CA

Program: Entry-Level Master's, Class of 2014

What brought you to occupational therapy?
The mother of a baby I nannied in undergrad who was an autism specialist heard that I was looking into various health professions and she said that I HAD to be an OT.  All it took was a google search to realize that OT was for me!

What area of practice are you interested in?
Currently I am split between adult rehab and pediatrics

Tell us about your favorite memory from the program so far:
My favorite memory from the program so far was when we were at our Level II fieldwork for the summer and I met two of my classmates for dinner one weekend and we all shared our stories (both positive and negative). We just all realized that we know so much more than we thought we did, and that we couldn’t be more excited about choosing OT for a profession.  Also, hearing my Level II clinical instructor say that she believed I was going to make a great OT was definitely a high point.

What Hogwarts house would you be in and why?
Gryffindor, because I would definitely have been the fourth wheel to Harry, Ron, and Hermione (or at least I would’ve tried to be)!

If you could choose anyone (living or dead) to be your mentor, who would you pick?
Kobe Bryant is the most dedicated person I can think of.  He is 110% dedicated to his field and being the best that he can be at it, and has an overwhelming amount of passion for what he does.  He is constantly working to be better and to refine his skills, works harder than most, and still maintains a sense of humor; these are all traits that I am working on!