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USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Grace Muenz MA ’23

Grace Muenz MA ’23

Hometown: Kirkland, WA

Program: Entry-Level Professional Master’s, Class of 2023

What brought you to occupational therapy?
Babies!

Describe your background before coming to occupational therapy.
I’ve always loved babies and children and started working as a “mother’s helper” when I was in 2nd grade. I then became a babysitter, nanny, camp counselor, etc. I have always loved science and after I worked as a Floortime Player at an OT summer camp for children with various developmental challenges, I recognized how OT was a beautiful combination of science, observation, problem solving and connection with others.

What are some of the occupations you engage in?
I am an adrenaline junky, and love any occupations that involve heights or adventure. In fact, I went bungee jumping, skydiving, and cage shark diving all within 24 hours!

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
I would travel to Mauritius. I was supposed to go a few years ago but the seas were too rough so I couldn’t get there… I am anxious to make up the trip!

You have your own late night talk show, who do you invite as your first guest?
Michelle Obama, of course.