Student Representative: Creighton University
Name: Jenny Naylor, OTS
What do you love about OT?
I was initially drawn to OT as a profession because of how person-first, and holistic it is at its core. OT is such a unique and exciting field because it combines the amazing science and technology we have in our modern age and combines it with the creativity and personal care of every individual person. I love that every OT I have met has a kindness and a bright mind that creates an environment to grow and heal.How did you choose this profession?
During my undergraduate schooling, I was looking for a major that would allow me to be in the medical field in an imaginative, meaningful, and fun way. It was when a family friend told me about her experience as being an OT that all the pieces clicked together and I knew it was the route I wanted to take and the goal I wished to work toward.Why did you choose to become an OTAC student representative?
Becoming the OTAC student representative from my program was an honor and has allowed me the opportunity to understand the process and immense importance of state legislation. Learning more about the state government and legislation side of OT is incredibly valuable as a student and a future OT to best navigate and support change and growth in the field. Having the opportunity to be the liaison between my classmates and OTAC is so meaningful for myself, knowing that everyone can be connected and work as a community.What's your favorite thing to do in Colorado?
I am a Colorado native, and like all good Coloradans, hiking and camping are my two favorite activities. I am working towards hiking more 14ers and expanding my hiking trail favorites!