Graduate Student Spotlights

Stacey Suplizio

Occupational Therapy

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
After working in commercial production and advertising for 18 years, I felt it was time for a change! I first learned about the field of occupational therapy after a close family member was injured. I was impressed with how the rehabilitation team helped him regain function. The thing I really like about OT, compared to other rehabilitation specialties, is that it is creative. Coming from a creative industry ,it was important to me to have creativity incorporated into my new profession.
My inspiration is:
Thich Nhat Hanh
If I could change the world, I would:
Take away poverty
Something I collect:
Vintage hats and antique jewery
Why I went to Graduate School:
Because I live in a country where I can
The best gift I've ever received:
My biggest challenge is:
Finding peace in new york city
The professor who influenced me the most:
Sheri Wadler
How I take my coffee:
The most adventurous thing I've ever done is:
the halfpipe
My secret passion is:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
What I do to de-stress:

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Buffalo and Connecticut
What are your plans after you graduate?
Find a job in pediatrics
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
I'm here now!
Community Service and Other Activities:
Not nearly enough