Meet Taylor P

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About Taylor P

My name is Taylor and I am currently a sophomore at Western Michigan University. I am from Dollar Bay, Michigan, which us about ten hours away from Kalamazoo in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I attended Dollar Bay High School there and graduated in 2011.

When it came time to apply to college, I applied many different universities; I had no idea where I wanted to go. The one thing I knew is that I wanted to get out of the U.P. During my junior year of high school, I told my guidance counselor that I was interested in becoming either a social worker or and occupational therapist. He was the one that introduced me to Western, and told me about what great health programs it had. That summer, my parents and I decided to take a tour. Once I was on campus, I could definitely picture myself there. It was the perfect size and everyone I met was so excited and happy to be a bronco! During my senior year, I volunteered with an occupational therapist and decided that was the profession I wanted to pursue. Western's occupational therapy program has a 4 + 1 program, which meant that if I got accepted into the program, I could graduate with a master's degree in five years. I also was accepted to the Lee Honors College. These two things sealed the deal that Western was the place for me.

At Western, I am involved in the Student Occupational Therapy Association and my sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi. I have met so many great friends and had so many leadership opportunities through these organizations! I currently live on campus and I enjoy it a lot! Last year my friends and I signed up for residence halls together so we all live on the same floor. We are always in each other's rooms and it's become a home away from home. Living in the residence halls has also been great because I am within a short walking distance of all my classes. I do not have a car, so it is nice that I don't have to walk far! In my free time I like to go to movies, hang out with friends, and go to Bronco hockey games.

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