Yiyang Fang (Sunny) MA ’20
Hometown: Shanghai, China
Program: Bachelor’s to Master’s, Class of 2020
What brought you to occupational therapy?
Two years ago, my American counselor showed me a video of an occupational therapist helping a child with a disability. Eager to help people in need, I was fascinated by this job and started to read various articles about OT. In the following year, to gain a deeper understanding of OT, I shadowed an occupational therapist in a health center in Cincinnati. This experience made me totally fall in love with Occupational Therapy and thus I decided to major in it during college.
Describe your background before coming to occupational therapy.
I was born and raised in China and only visited the US twice before entering USC.
Tell us about your favorite memory from the program so far.
In the first week of school, I had a welcome dinner with all the OT freshmen and professors. As the only international student this year in this program, I received lots of help and kindness, which made the dinner memorable.
If we opened your fridge, what would we see?
Lots of cookies and cheese cakes!
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
I wish I could fly super fast, so that I wouldn’t need to buy expensive plane tickets to go back home.