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“What Matters to Me and Why” is a monthly talk and discussion series featuring USC faculty and administrators. The series encourages reflection about values, beliefs, and motivation in the lives of those who help shape our university. Presenters are encouraged to talk about choices made, difficulties encountered, and commitments solidified.

March 6th
Ashley Uyeshiro Simon OTD, OTR/L
Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Ashley Uyeshiro Simon is the Course Coordinator and a professor for OT 100 THRIVE: Foundations of Well-Being, a course designed for students, by students, to promote well-being and mental health among undergraduates. She also teaches OT 101 Caring for Your Self, a course dedicated to learning about self-care and behavior change through personal application to daily life.

For seven years, Dr. Uyeshiro Simon previously worked at the USC OT Faculty Practice where she applied Lifestyle Redesign® for clients with behavioral health difficulties, chronic pain, chronic headaches, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease. She is a National MS Society Partner in MS Care.

Dr. Uyeshiro Simon received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree in 2011, her MA degree in Occupational Therapy, and her BA degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California. She is the Faculty in Residence at Birnkrant Residential College through the Office of Residential Education.

Upcoming Series:

March 20th
Elisabeth Arnold Weiss
Associate Professor of Technical Communication Practice

April 3rd
Claradina Soto, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Population and Public Health Sciences

April 17th
Mick Dalrymple
Chief Sustainability Officer

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