We first met Sukari at The New York State Occupational Therapy Association (NYSOTA) Conference in 2019. Her bubbly personality and unique name (which means ‘ sugar’ in Swahili) are hard to forget. We love following her on social media and watching her journey with her two boys!
Sukari is a 32 year old mother of 2 boys. She is also an OTA student at SUNY Orange. She decided to become and OTA after watching her grandmother receive therapy after she broke her hip. Sukari loved how her grandmother’s therapist was so friendly and patient with her and instilled confidence into Sukari’s grandmother which helped her become more independent after her fall. She also loved that OTs and OTAs are able to use their own creativity in sessions and have fun while helping their clients.
Sukari’s tip of the month
My tip for other students would be to take a deep breath, stay positive, and if you get overwhelmed remember why you chose this profession!