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

Victoria Tracy Wong MAII ‘15

Victoria Tracy Wong MAII ‘15

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Program: Entry-Level Master's, Class of 2015

What brought you to occupational therapy?
I previously worked with seniors who had mental disabilities prior to college. When my best friend told me she was thinking of switching from nursing into occupational therapy, I looked into it. Much of the description seemed to be what I had done that previous summer. As I looked into it further, I decided to shadow a registered occupational therapist and found one at Ronald Reagan Hospital’s Neurological Rehabilitation Unit and in the Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program. I loved being in both settings, and I learned so much from observing that I knew I wanted to pursue occupational therapy as a career.

What area of practice are you interested in?
I came into occupational therapy interested in pediatrics, but I am still open to the different immersion experiences I will have!

Describe your background before coming to occupational therapy.
I was a psychology major at UCLA and had a minor in applied developmental psychology. I loved working with children and figuring out how minds think. My friends and family members always thought I might go into teaching or into the health care field, so it was not too surprising when I decided on occupational therapy.

What are some of the occupations you engage in?
I enjoy baking (especially if it I can change up the ingredients to make it healthier), hiking, and just hanging out with friends.

What Hogwarts house would you be in and why?
I took a fun personality test before to see which Hogwarts house I would be placed in, and I got placed in Hufflepuff! I would say it’s pretty accurate considering this house values patience, hard work, loyalty, and fair play, which I do as well.

What are two truths and a lie about yourself?
My favorite color is blue, I would choose a sunrise over a sunset, and I really love citrus-y fruit.