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Nadia Marasti, MOT, OTR/L

Nadia Marasti received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago and her Master of Occupational Therapy from Midwestern University Downers Grove. As a graduate student, she held multiple leadership positions, including President of the Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) at MWU and Student Liaison for the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association (ILOTA). She continues to volunteer her time to leadership, education, and networking opportunities as the Professional Development Coordinator for the ILOTA. She has published research related to the role of occupational therapists working with children with diabetes and conducted student research on the cultural considerations of working children with Autism. She held a clinical internship at Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge and has experience in pediatric outpatient clinics. She is passionate about working with children of all ages and abilities to help them be as independent as possible. Some of her interests include sensory processing, mental health, and culturally competent practice. In her free time, she enjoys reading, photography, and being active (especially yoga). She loves DIY projects, Chicago sports, and spending time with friends and family.