Doctoral Student Spotlights

Alisha Ohl

Occupational Therapy

I chose this Doctoral Program Because:
The NYU Occupational Therapy Department has renowned faculty in my focus area - pediatrics.
In 5 or 10 years I hope to:
Be teaching at a University or College
One of the things I enjoy doing in New York City when I'm not being a doctoral student:
Exploring the unique architecture of New York City
A hobby I have is:
Web design
My favorite place to get coffee or eat around NYU:
Think Coffee on Mercer Street
Focus of my research of scholarship:
Personal space and friendship in adolescents with Asperger's syndrome
I'm interested in this topic because:
It's practical and will provide useful information that could help the students I work with
Professor who has influenced me the most:
Jim Hinojosa
Favorite course as a doctoral student:
The Philosophy of Science and Knowledge Development - in the Silver School of Social Work
What I like most about being part of a community of doctoral students:
Having friends that are going through the same stress and excitement that goes along with doctoral level studies

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Greene, New York
Career Goals:
To teach at a college or university