Katelyn went to school at Grossmont College and grew up in Santee/El Cajon/Lakeside area. What inspired her to pursue becoming an OTA (and working towards OTR) were her nephew and late niece. Katelyn’s nephew has a with a rare chromosomal deletion/addition disorder with symptoms very similar to autism and her late niece had cerebral palsy. Both of whom received therapy services both in-home and in outpatient clinics. Katelyn had always known about Speech and Physical therapy but she was not familiar with Occupational Therapy. Katelyn knew she wanted to work with kids in a medical setting and originally wanted to be a Psychologist. Katelyn saw her niece and nephew benefit from OT services which sparked her desire to become an Occupational Therapy Practitioner. After seeing the many benefits that her own family received, Katelyn wanted to do the same for other children and their families. Katelyn has always had a passion for working with children and OT allows me to give back the same compassion and care my own family received.
Outside the center, she enjoys hiking, training/playing with my dog, drawing art and playing video games.