Interiors for Independence | Entrepreneur/Founder
Jefferson’s reputation and high standing in the healthcare field attracts the very best faculty. Exceptional faculty, along with cutting edge technology and resources, sets Jefferson apart from other healthcare schools in the area.
Hands-on experience with various OT populations is necessary. Classroom learning only teaches you so much — Jefferson stresses fieldwork from the start, which makes you better equipped to make an informed career choice.
In my previous career, I was an interior designer. However, after 23 years I wanted to do something more meaningful, so I went back to school for occupational therapy. After graduation, I worked in rehab for 3 years to gain experience prior to starting my business. Then a close friend with Multiple Sclerosis asked me to modify her home to make it more accessible. My background in interior design, coupled with occupational therapy experience, allowed me to make her home accessible and functional, yet aesthetically appealing. The project made a big impact on her quality of life and was a career defining moment for me.