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/

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/