Occupied with Service

Friday, March 30, 2012

Natalie Butz was in high school when her brother suffered a traumatic brain injury.

“I was with him in the hospital for three months and got to see him working with all the (care providers),” she said.

“(Occupational therapy) was the one—my heart connected with it,” said Butz OT ’13. “I saw the implications it had in my brother’s life.”

From high school through her undergraduate studies at Boise State University, Butz had a singular goal: a career in occupational therapy, or OT.

Today, she is in her second of three years in Pacific University’s occupational therapy program on her way to a master’s degree.