I have a background in healthcare and a passion for design
I'm a curious optimist, living in San Francisco, CA. I've been an occupational therapist since 2004. I've worked with infants, children, and adults who have been functionally impacted by illness or disability.
I'm passionate about disability awareness, and improving people's perceptions of disability. I believe in looking at the strengths of the individual and focusing on quality of life.
Occupational therapy takes a holistic approach in finding creative solutions for people with illness, injury, or disability participate in meaningful occupations.
Occupations are the things we do everyday, including work, leisure, and self-care.
We evaluate body structure & function, motor & processing skills, habits and behavior, context & environment.
We design interventions based on the assessment to develop skills, make adaptations, prevent disability, and promote wellness.
Human-centered design is a creative approach to problem solving.
I’ve embraced the human-centered design approach and apply it to product and service development.
I make custom hand splints and assistive devices. I use existing design and modify to capitalize on functionality and increase usability.
I make therapeutic toys to achieve functional goals.
I've used human-centered design throughout my career to develop group and individual therapy programs for better service, care, and outcomes.