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September 2021

Alicia Bollin, OTR/L, Graduated in May 2021 University of Utah, Region 3

Q & A:

1. What setting do you work in?

Acute care – Intermountain Health Care and St. Marks Hospital

2. How long have you been working in this profession and setting? What led you to pursue occupational therapy as your profession?

Working since June. Background is in art education. Worked in a school setting and learned about OT. Interested in being able to merge creativity and science through evidenced based OT.

3. What is one thing industry related you learned in the last month? 

As a recent graduate just learning new capacity for work – working in an acute setting it’s so fast paced, and its important to learn how to be a good team member. Develop methods for clear communication with other disciplines, communication related to patient care forming IDT relationships, learning how to flexible.

4. Who inspires you?

My sister, who is an OTA. She inspired me to explore this field.

5. What is your favorite place in the world

Spain, travelled there between working as an art teacher and my career change to OT. Such a beautiful country that anyone could enjoy.

 6. What was the last book that you read? 

Michelle Obama’s - Becoming.

 7. Any hobbies or interests? 

I love to hike, being in the outdoors, trial running, spending time with my dog outdoors and being with my fiancé.

 8. What is one of your greatest achievements? 

Meeting my fiancé and planning to marry him.

9. What are you passionate about? 

Helping others in any way possible. This is what drew me to OT. I really care about lending a hand to those in need and helping out clients as well as friends and family.

 10. What are some goals that you have on your bucket list?

Would like to find a niche as an OT. Find a specialty area of OT for my practice. Find work-life balance throughout my life. And start travelling when its safe again – Go back to New Zealand and Tasmania.

 11. A fun fact about you that people may not know about you. 

I have friends in seven different countries.

12. If you had to eat one meal everyday for the rest of your life what would you choose? 

Tacos! Grilled chicken tacos. 😊