Soraya received her Associate degree at La Guardia Community College. Also, she attended a university in Panama for one year. She is bilingual (Spanish/English). She is trained in Handwriting Without Tears and has experience working as a home health aide with kids and adults. Additionally, she has worked as an occupational therapy assistant in various nursing and rehabilitation facilities. She is currently working in a school with children ages 3-5 years old, SPOTS Manhattan office, and SPOTS Brooklyn office. She supervises level 1 fieldwork students and co-leads the younger SPOTS Summer Camp based in Manhattan.
During her free time, she enjoys watching movies, especially comedy and action, going to church, going out to dinner with family or friends, dancing, traveling, reading, and having quiet times by herself. Also, she enjoys baking, especially her famous Upside Down Pineapple cake.
What do you like about being an OT?
“I am most professionally passionate about being able to help others no matter their age, gender, disability, or culture and meeting new people in this field that also compliment the ultimate goal of caring for and helping others. The most exciting thing about my work is playing with the children and seeing their progress and growth. My contribution is to make each child’s life better by being playful, silly, and caring while working towards his/her goals. It is a rewarding profession and I would not trade it for anything else.”
Soraya can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org