Deanna, originally from Mahwah, NJ, is currently in the second year of her Masters in Occupational Therapy program. She graduated in 2018 with a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science from The College of New Jersey. When Deanna graduates next year, she hopes to find a job working in a pediatric or outpatient setting; however, her ultimate goal is to become a certified hand therapist.
Luna Oliveira is a Master’s in Occupational Therapy student at Washington University in Saint Louis. Luna was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where she lived until she relocated to Houston, TX and subsequently Saint Louis, MO. She graduated from the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, TX with a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science. Before attending Washington University, Luna was an environmental scientist and then a teacher at a private school serving individuals with neurological differences across the lifespan. Luna taught the subjects of environmental science, gardening, theatre, and helped students create products that they could turn into entrepreneurship enterprises. Luna has also worked in professional theatre as a stage manager and is currently involved and passionate about adapting outdoor activities (such as climbing and hiking) for people of all ages.
Susan Rice is a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy student at Washington University, and she is currently a graduate research assistant in the Participation, Environment, and Participation Laboratory. Susan graduated from Saint Louis University with a double BA in Anthropology and in French. Though she grew up in St. Louis, Susan has lived for extended amounts of time in Spain and France as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo. While in the DRC, Susan had the opportunity to aid in occupational therapy at a rural hospital, where she looks forward to implementing the skills she learns in the degree program. Susan is interested in research, older adults, memory care, and stroke recovery.
Emily attended the University of Florida and received her Bachelor of Science in Health Science in May 2019. Currently, she is in the Clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy program and will graduate August 2022. She is not sure in what setting she would like to practice OT, but she is very open to seeing and trying everything. She was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida where her did still lives, but she recently moved to Bradenton, Florida with her mom and sister.
Delaney McIntyre is graduate assistant in the Participation, Environment, and Performance Lab. She received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Michigan State University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Washington University. Delaney’s areas of interest include pediatrics, neurorehabilitation and environmental modification. Originally from Grand Blanc, Michigan, Delaney has experience volunteering with the Adaptive Sports and Recreation Club (ASRC) at Michigan State University and with the Cannonsburg Challenged Ski Association (CCSA) in Belmont, Michigan.
Rachel Reindl is currently pursuing her doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She graduated from the University of Florida in May 2019 with a BA in anthropology, with a focus on human rights. She is originally from Jacksonville, Florida and spent a few months in Tel Aviv, Israel working at a sports rehabilitation center and school for children and adults with neuromuscular disorders. She is looking forward to gaining experience with many more demographics and types of therapy within OT.
Garrett went to the University of Missouri for his undergraduate degree. He graduated with honors with a BS in Biology. He is currently in the Applied Health Behavior research masters program through Washington University School of Medicine. He plans on attending medical school after completion of this program. Garrett is from a small town in southeast Missouri called Monett. (Go Cubs!) He has also worked in patient care for 3 years. 2 of those years were in an Emergency Department and the other in an Urgent Care.
Katie Storey is a graduate assistant in the Participation, Environment, and Performance Lab. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and is currently pursuing her clinical doctorate in occupational therapy from Washington University. Katie’s areas of interest include neurorehabilitation and environmental modification. Katie has prior research experience in heart disease and public health interventions from working at a hospital in Minneapolis for two years. Additionally, she has experience volunteering with recently resettled refugee families, at a hippotherapy center, and as an adaptive swim lesson instructor.