Andrea Gurga, MS, OTR/L

Where are you from? Just outside of Chicago; a lifelong Chicagoan!
What did you study?I received my BS in Psychology at Loyola University Chicago, with additional courses in Spanish language and gender studies. I completed my MS in Occupational Therapy at University of Illinois at Chicago, where I will receive my OTD in August 2019.
Professional bio?Andrea graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with special interests in Spanish language and gender studies. She completed her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and is currently completing her clinical doctorate (OTD) there. Andrea also completed a certificate in Assistive Technology (ATCP) at UIC with a focus on environmental modification.
What do you specialize in? I specialize in Assistive Technology (ATCP).
Coffee or Tea?Coffee, please!
Favorite therapeutic swing?Lycra.
What you do consider your greatest accomplishment? Thus far, managing my OTD while caring for an ill loved one.
Books or Movies?Books.
Where would you go on your dream vacation?That’s a tough one – I love to travel and see the world! I’d say a road trip out west to hike, camp, and visit my favorite US National Parks: Glacier, Zion, Grand Canyon, and Canyonlands.
What is your favorite children’s book? Madeline.
What skill are you most proud of? Resilience and empathy.
Winter or Summer?Summer – I love sunlight, bike rides along the lakefront, movies in the park, and warm weather!
Occupational Therapist