Samantha is a third-year Occupational Therapy student at Rush University and is thrilled to join Amy Zier + Associates for her fieldwork experience this fall! Sam grew up in Singapore, where she was able to travel across Southeast Asia and Africa with various immersion and volunteer service groups. She then completed her undergraduate career at Texas A&M University where she found her passion for healthcare and moved to Chicago four years ago to pursue her doctoral degree in occupational therapy.
Sam is especially interested in working with the pediatric intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) population and is currently developing a theatre-based extracurricular program to foster self-determination in adolescents with IDD. Outside of school, Sam spends a majority of her time outside with friends, baking, reading, doing yoga, or facetiming with her nephew. Sam is thrilled to join AZ + Z for this experience and can’t wait to learn all that the therapy team and families have to teach her!