I am originally from Cullman, Alabama. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s in communications, I worked in higher education while obtaining a Master of Public Administration degree from Troy University. Just when I thought my days at university were over, I underwent emergency surgery and a long recovery that made me question my entire life. That is when I decided a career advocating for others within a healthcare setting was right for me. I am now pursuing a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of South Alabama. I hope to combine my love for technology with OT, working with assistive technology and communication devices.
I am grateful for the clinic because I am a big proponent of occupational justice, believing that everyone should have the right to participate in the activities that are meaningful to them and are necessary for daily living. I feel that the homeless population is one that has systemically been denied this right.
A fun fact about me is that I have an identical twin brother.