Abby Khou MA ’23
What brought you to occupational therapy?
I found occupational therapy when my son Ethan was diagnosed with autism and he was referred to a pediatric OT. My interaction with his OTs and seeing how much OT helped him develop and shine made me realize that I would like to help others in the same way.
What area of practice are you interested in?
Describe your background before coming to occupational therapy.
This is my second master’s degree! I have an MA in English from Cal Poly Pomona. I also have 12+ years of professional experience in online PR and marketing.
What are some of the occupations you engage in?
Creative and academic writing, traveling to small coastal towns, eating from a variety of cuisines, taking care of my son Ethan.
If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
Antigua! I have fond memories of this place as is it where my husband Steve and I spent our honeymoon.
You have your own late night talk show, who do you invite as your first guest?
My father, Francis. He’s done so much for me and I would like to honor him.