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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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Rachel Lipari MA2 ’20

Rachel Lipari MA2 ’20

Hometown: Glendale, CA

Program: Entry-Level Professional Master's, Class of 2020

What brought you to occupational therapy?
My own personal experience being a patient of occupational therapy made me fall in love with the profession. I was able to see myself doing this for the rest of my working life!

What area of practice are you interested in?
I am interested in Adult Rehab, specifically Neuro Rehab!

Tell us about your favorite memory from the program so far.
I have many favorite memories from the program so far. My favorite memories mainly consist of the fun times I’ve spent with everyone in my cohort and the amazing friendships I have made during this experience!

If you could visit any time in history, where would you go and why?
I would definitely go back to the 1940s. I love hearing stories from my grandparents about this time period. My grandpa fought in WW2 and gave me his dog tags before he passed. He always had the most interesting stories to tell about being overseas with his “buddies.” I also love the fashion of the time.

What are some small things that make your day better?
Seeing my dog get excited when I get home from class and a glass of wine makes any day better!