Pitt Loves Homewood 2017

Pitt Loves Homewood (Organizer)

  • Full Name:  Pitt Loves Homewood
  • Hosting Body: Homewood Community Engagement Center; Pitt-Assisted Communities and Schools (PACS); Homewood Children's Village; Bible Center Church; PittServes; the Student Government Board
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: September 23rd, 2017
  • Description: Community cookout designed to introduce Pitt students to the Homewood Community and its assets, secure new volunteers for Homewood community programming, and encourage Pitt students to explore different neighborhoods outside of Oakland.  I served a primary organizer to coordinate volunteers from Pitt's OT program, design a craft activity for attendees, and exhibited at a table with resources to connect underserved populations to occupational therapy community-based resources, as well as promote backpack safety and awareness.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: http://pacs.pitt.edu/

Camp Counselor: Korean Culture Camp of Michigan

Korean Culture Camp of Michigan

  • Full Name:  Korean Culture Camp of Michigan: Counselor/Volunteer
  • Hosting Body: Korean Culture Camp of Michigan
  • Location: East Lansing, MI
  • Date: June 26th-29th, 2017
  • Description: Day camp for children from 3 years old through 12 grade.  Activities for campers include arts and crafts, music, language, classes about identity, and other cultural events designed to foster intercultural understanding.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: http://www.koreanculturecamp.org/camp-info.html

Sensory Friendly Performance: Music of Flight and Fantasy

Sensory Friendly Performance

  • Full Name: Sensory Friendly Performance: Music of Flight and Fantasy (Volunteer)
  • Hosting Body: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: June 17th, 2017
  • Description: Family-friendly concert featuring the music of John Williams in a welcoming, inclusive, and relaxed environment designed for patrons of all ages with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, and other different abilities.  Specific volunteer duties included helping patrons explore their bodies and space in the kinesthetic room.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: Pittsburghsymphony.org/sensoryfriendly

Clinical Observer (Battle Creek VA)

Battle Creek VA - Clinical Observer

  • Full Name: Clinical Observer
  • Hosting Body: VA (Battle Creek) Medical Center
  • Location: Battle Creek, MI
  • Date: Mid-December, 2016
  • Description: Clinical observation to allow for further development of theoretical knowledge obtained after completion of first semesters of occupational therapy education.  Observed assessments for seating, power mobility, hand and upper extremity dysfunction, PAVE clinic (diabetic foot care management), and a variety of neurological and orthopedic disorders, as well as observe in related deparments (low vision, prosthetics).
  • Other Resources/Further Information: http://www.battlecreek.va.gov/services/Occupational_Therapy.asp

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Thanksgiving Distribution

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Thanksgiving Distribution

  • Full Name: Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Thanksgiving Distribution 2016 (UPSOTA Table)
  • Hosting Body: Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh/University of Pittsburgh Student Occupational Therapy Association
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA (David L. Lawrence Convention Center).
  • Date: Saturday, November 19th, 2016 
  • Description: The Thanksgiving Distribution is an event for individuals and families that qualify for food assistance.  Participants receive all the groceries necessary to supply a full Thanksgiving meal.  In addition, vendors (including UPSOTA) set up tables with information and resources to connect participants with needed information and services, including legal, economic, and healthcare services.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: http://ulpgh.org/

UPMC Ageless Wisdom Training

UPMC Ageless Wisdom Training

  • Full Name: UPMC Aging Institute Ageless Wisdom Training
  • Hosting Body: UPMC Aging Institute
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
  • Description: An interactive and experiential geriatric sensitivity training program available in a two-hour and four-hour format. Consists of experiential exercises in areas like sensory and cognitive changes, psychological, functional, and social changes, myths about aging, and diversity and aging. 
  • Other Resources/Further Information: http://www.upmc.com/Services/AgingInstitute/education-and-training/Pages/ageless-wisdom.aspx

Capable Kids 2016 Sensory Friendly Trick or Treat

Capable Kids Sensory Friendly Trick or Treating 2016

  • Full Name: Sensory Friendly Trick or Treating
  • Hosting Body: Capable Kids
  • Location: Hermitage, PA
  • Date: Sunday, October 30th, 2016
  • Description: A sensory friendly trick-or-treating event for children and their families, with a specific emphasis on accommodating children with autism, sensory processing disorder, and intellectual disabilities.  Events included an obstacle course, tactile and other sensory experiences, and interprofessional collaboration with other students, speech therapists, and occupational therapists.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: http://www.capablekidsrehab.com/