Occupational Therapy Professional Development Committee

Hayley Parker, SSOT Rep

Name & PDC Position: Hayley Parker, SSOT Rep

Hometown: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Undergraduate Degree: B.A. Anthropology & B.Sc. Biology, University of Saskatchewan

What made you pursue OT, and where do you see yourself going: Once I learned about the profession of occupational therapy, I felt really drawn to it. I knew I wanted to do something that would be helpful and meaningful to others and OT was the perfect fit. I’m not sure in which area of OT I’ll practice in the future, but I’m looking forward to a very diverse career!

What you enjoy most about the program: I enjoy being part of such a supportive OT class and community!

Fun piece of information about yourself: I won just over $400 on the radio so that I could go to Hamilton, Ontario for an OT interview at McMaster University!

One piece of advice to first year students: Be open-minded to all the opportunities that you receive. OT is a very diverse field and you may be surprised by what interests you!