Brittany Preston

Name: Brittany Preston
Graduate Major: Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program
Expected Grad Year: 2023 

  1. What made you choose Methodist University’s OTD Program?
    I chose the Methodist OTD program because it felt like home on my interview day. The faculty and staff had a genuine interest and investment in my development as an occupational therapist.
  2. What do you hope to do with your OTD degree?
    After graduating from the OTD program, I plan to work in an acute care or pediatric outpatient setting. I hope to bridge the gap of occupational therapy services in underserved populations such as maternal health through community programs as well.
  3. Where is your favorite place on MU’s campus?
    My favorite place on MU campus is the Thomas R. McLean Health Sciences Building or Davis Memorial Library. I love meeting friends to study in the classrooms and study rooms.
  4. What has been your favorite travel destination and why?
    My favorite travel destination thus far has been Jamaica. I loved the weather, water activities and the food!
  5. Why do you want to practice occupational therapy?
    I chose to pursue occupational therapy because the field allows for creative, individualized therapeutic intervention with a client-centered approach to reach the individual’s goals for daily activities.
  6. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not completing your program requirements?
    When I am not working on schoolwork, I enjoy going hiking, working out, hanging out with my dog, listening to podcasts or spending time with friends exploring local businesses and new cities.
  7. What is your favorite comfort food?
    My favorite comfort food is macaroni and cheese!
  8. What is your best study tip?
    Personally, I prefer to first study material alone then schedule small study groups periodically before exams to test our knowledge together!
  9. What is your favorite movie and why?
    My favorite movie is Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Will Ferrell is one of my favorite actors because he can morph into any role perfectly.
  10. Any advice for the new, incoming freshmen?
    Take advantage of the resources provided by the school, attend events on campus, take a break from studying when you can and live in the moment! Each college experience will be different, but it is all about what you put into making it memorable.