Fairus Tefery OT ’21: School of Occupational Therapy Global Citizen Award
Fairus Tefery OT ’21 received the Global Citizen Award from the Pacific University School of Occupational Therapy.
“Fairus has done amazing work with the refugee community through her capstone experience and project,” professors said. “As one of the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion advocates for her cohort, she has demonstrated a clear commitment to changing the world through integration of her OT lens and life experience.”
Prior to her time at Pacific, Tefery was a medical administrative assistant and physical therapy aide. She received the school’s Academic Achievement Award in 2018.
Tefery graduated from Pacific University in August 2021 with a doctor of occupational therapy degree.
The School of Occupational Therapy offers a three-year professional, entry-level doctoral program that prepares students for national board certification as an occupational therapist. OTs are healthcare professionals who work with clients to facilitate their ability to engage in occupations — professional, personal or recreational — that give meaning to their lives.