Aubrey Langer OTD ’25
Hometown: Visalia, CA
Program: Entry-Level Doctorate (OTD), Class of 2025
What brought you to occupational therapy?
From the age of 11, I was certain I would study occupational therapy because of my younger sister, Drew. At the age of two, Drew was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome: neurodevelopmental disorders that impact her social interactions and patterns of behavior. It wasn’t until seven years later that she was referred to occupational therapy through the school district to help with her fine motor skill delay and ability to find comfort in complex life situations. I am going into OT for her and those in my community who have unequal access and opportunity to receive occupational therapy.
How do you plan to use Occupational Therapy in the future?
I plan to use OT in the future to create environments where disabilities disappear and the stressors of life fade. Sometimes people have to endure situations by no fault of their own but with pediatric occupational therapy, I can help kids who are in need overcome “the impossible.”
Describe your background before coming to occupational therapy.
As a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, I had numerous opportunities afforded to me. I got a degree in sociology, where I was able to learn all about human behaviors, preferences, and patterns of interaction. In college I was involved in Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Cal Dance Team, Thrive Dance Company, and Cal Performances. Since graduating in 2020, I spend my free time teaching dance to children aged 3-18 and substitute teaching k-12 classes throughout my town’s school district.
If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
If I could travel anywhere it would have to be Spain to live my Cheetah Girls 2 fantasy, and to see the gorgeous architecture!
You have your own late night talk show, who do you invite as your first guest?
If I had my own late night show, I would have to invite either Sam Smith or RuPaul as my first guest. They are both such unapologetic artists who are so talented in their own right. I love what they stand for, and the efforts they each have made to represent and gain respect toward their respective communities.