Hi! My name is Caroline and I was born and raised in the suburbs of Miami, FL, but I like to think that most of my time was spent on the ocean: out on the islands off Key Biscayne, or at our family home in the Florida Keys. Most summers were spent traveling: road trips around the US, or to other countries like China, Japan, Argentina, Italy, and more recently, Israel, among others.
I knew from a young age that I wanted to go into the medical field (in first grade I wanted to be a pediatrician and by seventh grade I wanted to be a heart surgeon), but I was always artistically inclined, so I ended up following that route through middle and high school by attending magnet art schools. I attended Design and Architecture Senior High, a premier magnet art high school located in the Design District of Downtown Miami, where I focused on Entertainment Technology (film). And although I loved the creativity that attending these schools provided me, I just didn’t have the passion that I knew I needed to be successful in these highly competitive fields.
So, when university application season rolled around, I applied to STEM programs at three universities, and was accepted into two of them. I graduated in May of 2018 from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Child Development, and with my masters in Occupational Therapy from The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2020.
My Current Areas of Interest:
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Adaptive Sports
- Feeding/Lactation therapy
Another interesting aspect of my life is my faith. God has brought me on quite a journey these past 24 years, and I hope that through this blog I can attempt to put into words some of the lessons that He has taught me, and thus start to make connections.
This blog will also serve as a way to document my travels, my adventures through and beyond graduate school, and will mostly serve as a resource and guide for all you pre-OT students, OT students, and eventually OT practitioners!
Thank you for joining me on my journey!