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Meet Occupational Therapy Alumni

Prepare to Succeed

Get to know our alumni as they share their personal experiences of life at Jefferson and in their healthcare careers. We hope that their stories will be a resource for you as you learn more about Jefferson. Our alumni are here for you. Email them your questions about the university, our programs, campus life, clinical experiences, their professional career paths — anything that interests you — and get the facts from those who have been in your shoes. Please visit often, as we plan to update the profiles with new faces and fresh stories.

Best of luck as you prepare for your future as a healthcare professional.


Occupational Therapy

Michelle Barr

Michelle Barr, BS '03, MS '04
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) | Occupational Therapist
Philadelphia, PA

Jefferson gave me a strong basis of knowledge in many treatment areas, including non-traditional areas such as clinics.  Jefferson helps you to think beyond traditional occupational therapy roles, to be open to new opportunities, and to get involved in innovative areas. Read profile...

Teal Benevides

Teal Benevides, MS '04
Jefferson School of Health Professions | Full-Time Faculty, 
Department of Occupational Therapy 

Philadelphia, PA

Jefferson values professional leadership and encourages students to get involved in community based projects and professional associations like the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Read profile...

Marlene Weiner

Marlene Weiner, BS '95
Interiors for Independence | Entrepreneur/Founder 
Philadelphia, PA

Jefferson’s reputation and high standing in the healthcare field attracts the very best faculty.  Exceptional faculty, along with cutting edge technology and resources, sets Jefferson apart from other healthcare schools in the area. Read profile...