My time with Maria College has been nothing but unconditional support. Maria’s mission is unique from most colleges; they believe in each student and their unique qualities. Maria enables students’ full potential through the facilitation of their mission. I believe Maria College has enabled my full potential and illuminated a path for success. Therefore, I decided to pursue MSOT with Maria College.
I graduated from Maria College in 2019 with an undergraduate degree in Health and Occupational Science and a minor in OTA. I currently work per-diem as a COTA at two skilled nursing facilities. While I was within the OTA program, I constructed an assisted device to assist individuals in self-catheterization. After I graduated, I patented the device. I will graduate in late June of this year within the MSOT program at Maria College. In my first fieldwork, where I am currently, I am learning to practice upper extremity rehabilitation. Through outstanding mentorship, I constructed an assisted device to assist the upper extremity in different exercises. I was advised to patent the device, and I plan to when I graduate. I have a two-year-old son named Zayne. He brings me joy in many ways. My son and significant other push me to continue to want to be a better person. If it weren’t for Maria College and the support system, I would not be where I am today. Thus, I thank Maria for always sticking to its mission and sustaining an excellent cohort team