Meet Aloria Prince by Amaya Marsh
We like to say we help others reach a goal of “living life to the fullest”
2. What made you want to become an Occupational Therapist?
Growing up, I always had a thing for taking care of people. My mother is a Nurse Practitioner and made it a point to take my sister and I to places such as the Dallas Life Foundation to volunteer feeding the homeless and prepping toiletry bags. Something about being able to help people and make them feel better always made me feel better as a person. I was naturally drawn to the Occupational Therapy profession because it is an extremely versatile medical profession that focuses on regaining function with the basic necessities.
3. When you go accepted into your school what kept you motivated?
I was ecstatic when I got accepted into the Occupational Therapy program at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, FL. Knowing the difference I would be able to make in the lives of others is what kept me motivated in school. Also found comfort in knowing that what God has planned for me, is for me!
4. Is it exhausting to your body helping others with their body all day long?
Not so much physically exhausting as mentally exhausting. Working in this profession, there are times when we encounter difficult stories that can be mentally exhausting. Seeing the progress made is what makes everything worthwhile!
Zariah Jones - September 2020
Picolé Pops are creamy, gourmet popsicles that come in many fun flavors. Each popsicle can be customized with fun treats like nuts, sprinkles, chocolate, caramel, and so much more. I really enjoyed this venture with my mom. Try it for yourself and see if you like it. I'm sure you will!
My Trip To The Asian Supermarket by Zariah Jones - July 2020
Hello, my name is Zariah and I love trying new things and going to new places! I love learning about new cultures. I love K-pop (Korean pop) and Korean dramas. I wanted to go to an Asian Supermarket to see what their food and snacks were all about.
That is exactly what I did! It was fun to go and experience it. I just had to try some of the snacks and candy, like the Mochi ice cream. The mochi that I tried can have a sticky rice sugar coating on the outside and ice cream, paste, or other sweet treats on the inside.
While there, I was really interested in all the seafood and meat products (see pictures below).
They had live fish, crawfish, and other seafood that you could buy. I saw octopus, fish bones, and other seafood that I had never seen or heard of before. This was a really cool adventure. I'm glad I got the chance to learn about another culture.
I can’t wait for my next adventure!