Yasi Amanat MAII ‘15
What brought you to occupational therapy?
Once learning about this profession from a friend, I was intrigued by the multi-faceted dimensions of OT. This profession encompasses any and every component of the careers I had wanted to pursue growing up, into one lifelong goal of helping others in leading an active and fulfilling life.
What are some of the occupations you engage in?
Eating, being outdoors, and taking silly pictures with my grandma.
Tell us about your favorite memory from the program so far.
During the summer, in our Kinesiology course, we had the opportunity to go outdoors and play with parachutes. Although we were learning, it was fun playing parachute games together that we had not played since elementary school. We all absolutely loved it!
If we opened your fridge, what would we see?
Yogurt, salad, dark chocolate, and MILD salsa because I can’t handle spicy!
What are two truths and a lie about you?
I practiced gymnastics for 7 years, I only applied to USC for OT school, and I am allergic to kiwi.
Note: Yasi is now Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy in the Chan Division.