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University of Southern California
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USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Derek Lee BS-OTD ’26

Derek Lee BS-OTD ’26

Hometown: Mundelein, IL

Program: Bachelor’s to Doctorate, Class of 2026

What brought you to USC?
A desire to study Occupational Therapy!

What brought you to Occupational Therapy?
I found Occupational Therapy after I had broken my arm and went to OT for rehab.

What are some of the occupations you engage in?
My favorite occupation is dancing. More specifically tap dancing.

If you could be immortal, what age would you choose to stop aging at and why?
If I could be immortal at any age I would probably pick an older age like 60 so I can get senior discounts.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
If I could travel anywhere I would probably pick a place such as Egypt because of how much history that is there to explore.