Havergal taught me that being a woman was a strength and that I could do anything I set my mind to. This confidence opened doors for me and instilled a desire to fight for those who need help and to give back to the community.
I love being able to help individuals be as safe and independent as possible in their daily lives. I help people live on their own terms, teach them skills and provide the tools and equipment necessary to achieve their goals. The best part of my job is when a client does something or achieves a goal, even if it’s just something as small as remembering to take their medications. Knowing that my work helps people motivates me to put my best foot forward.
Ms. Davis (current Vice Principal, Teaching & Learning) and Mr. George, my former Havergal science and math teachers, influenced my career path. Ms. Davis opened my eyes to genetics, microbiology and biology. In university, this led me to explore neurosciences and biology. Mr. George always taught us that practical things were important. I remember one class when we went outside and learned how to change a tire. He always told us that if we could learn how to solve a problem, we could solve any challenge in life. Occupational therapy involves a plethora of skills. Biology and, later on, psychology played big roles in my eventual decision to pursue this field. Through these teachers, I learned that with the right mindset, you can always find the answers to whatever problems life throws at you.