Occupational Therapist and Program Manager
Georgia State University / Refugee Women's Network
I am an Occupational Therapist certified in Global Mental Health and Refugee Trauma with a Masters in Global Health and Development from University College London. I have various fieldwork and volunteer experience with refugees and displaced persons in various contexts including first response in Greece and mental health interventions in Turkey. Through qualitative participatory reaserch for my MScGHD, I explored the benefit of occupational engagment to the trauma recovery of asylum seekers in the UK. I am currently co-writing a chapter on Trauma-Informed Occupational Therapy for Displaced Persons for the American Occupational Therapy Association and submitting my Master's research manuscript for publication. I am in process of coordinating efforts to contribute to Georgia Statue University’s OT Mental Health Student Fieldworks for 2020. My goal is to combine my skills in OT with my passion for working with asylum seekers and refugees in order to ultimately improve the health of these vulnerable populations through the implementation of trauma-informed community initiatives and dynamic programming and research.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM EST