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USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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If you have any questions about Chan admissions, please use our contact form. Your message will be routed to the appropriate member of the USC Chan Admissions team. We look forward to hearing from you!

Amber Bennett

Amber Bennett OTD, OTR/L(she/her/hers)

Director of Admissions and Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
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Dr. Bennett provides admissions advisement to the following programs:

I am so thankful to have found the wonderful profession of occupational therapy. It is truly a joy meeting people on a daily basis who have discovered occupational science and occupational therapy and helping them pursue their professional goals. I am inspired by the enthusiasm and dedication of our students who have become impactful providers and leaders.
— Amber

Arameh Anvarizadeh

Arameh Anvarizadeh OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA(she/her/hers)

Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
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Please note that Dr. Anvarizadeh is currently on leave and is scheduled to return in 2022, with the exact date to be determined.

As a USC Chan alumna, I am thankful to serve in this capacity, where I have the opportunity to impact potential occupational therapists at the beginning of their journey. Learning about an applicant’s passions and reasons why they want to pursue occupational therapy is a very humbling experience. Providing a holistic admissions process is not only something I value, but it allows for our team to work towards increasing the diversity in our student body and workforce.
— Arameh

Catherine (Hyon Min) Shin

Catherine (Hyon Min) Shin OTD, OTR/L, MBA(she/her/hers)

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
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Dr. Shin provides admissions advisement to the following programs:

I was drawn to work as an occupational therapist because this profession enables me to positively impact people, families and communities. As a faculty member, I have always enjoyed helping students learn to affect lives in meaningful ways through occupational therapy, and I am privileged to share my experience in and enthusiasm for the profession as a part of the admissions team!
— Catherine

Alisha Bernal

Alisha Bernal(she/her/hers)

Secretary II
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Alisha provides admissions support for all academic programs at USC Chan.

I’m grateful to be a part of such an incredible admissions team here at USC. I’m eager to meet and work with all students, and I’m proud of our emphasis on increased accessibility for students from diverse backgrounds. One of my main goals is to help students pursue their passions, and I’m excited to be able to do that for the occupational therapy program here.
— Alisha