International Service in Peru

by Kaitlyn Freed, graduate OT student (class of 2020)

What did you do over the recent holidays?  Six occupational therapy students and an O.T. alumnus participated in an international service trip to Peru over winter break. The trip was planned and organized through the College’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement. The group spent the week building two different houses in La Florida, Peru with The Fuller Center for Housing. We also had the opportunity to go to a therapy center and help out for the day. It was a lot of fun. 

& OT students in Peru

O.T. students (left to right): Emily Sipe, Nichole Campbell, Rachel Gould, Kaitlyn Freed, Anajulia Blanch, Jillian Nichols, Charity Good

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About Debbie Waltermire

As an Assistant Professor in the O.T. Department, I have taught courses in Group Process, OT Administration/Management & Supervision, and Psychosocial Interventions. My clinical background is in adult psychiatry, esp. schizophrenia. My research includes sensory processing in schizophrenia and sensory factors in vocational environments, and the impact of congenital heart defects on occupational performance in children and adolescents/young adults. Family centered care, health care policy, and public health are also within the realm of my professional work.

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