I love watching it when students "get it", get more excited, passionate and confident in the knowledge translation when they take what they are learning and are able to effectively put it into clinical practice. Hearing personal stories from students about how they were able to make a difference in their patients and clients lives is incredibly rewarding!
“I am passionate about utilizing an instructing approach that promotes an interdisciplinary focus and high level of clinical reasoning, promoting integration of the latest evidence-based treatment interventions and ultimately leading to improved functional outcomes in the patient populations of my learners.”
Megan graduated from Marquette University with a BS in Exercise Science and a Psychology Minor in 2010, then obtained a MS in Occupational Therapy from Indiana University in 2012. Throughout her career she has worked in a multitude of settings focused on adult populations, including acute care, inpatient rehab, subacute, long-term care, work site injury prevention, and outpatient, but always felt drawn to mental and behavioral health, wellness, and pain management. She also has extensive experience working with the older adult population. She pursued first the TPS through EIM in 2017, following this with the Fellowship of Pain Sciences in 2020. She is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and is the current Idaho Occupational Therapy Association President. During her free time, she prioritizes going on adventures with her husband, son and daughter exploring all the recreational wonders Idaho has to offer, as well as running half marathons, swimming competitively and playing water polo.
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