Kate, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Hometown: Resident of New Fairfield, CT, originally from Skaneateles, NY (One of the Finger Lakes!)

About yourself:  I enjoy hiking, kayaking, biking, staying in shape, painting, and time with family — especially my granddaughter!

Why and when did you choose your profession? I knew I wanted to do something that could help people, and I loved how I could combine my creativity, problem solving and love of medicine in this profession. OT was a perfect fit.

How has COVID affected your role? I have always tried to be a little ray of sunshine and hope for my patients. But right now, more than ever, I feel like that’s what I try to bring to them. A little bit of hope, of connection, laughter. I hope it’s healing, when everyone is feeling so cut off from one another.