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Julie Kugel, OTD
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
School of Allied Health Professions

The profession of occupational therapy has brought such great joy and satisfaction to my life.  After practicing in the areas of inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient hands and pediatrics, and school-based therapy I discovered another love, teaching.  I believe the teacher is on a journey with their students towards a deeper understanding of the given topic. It is my utmost desire to instill a desire for lifelong learning as well as the mission of Loma Linda University which is to "further the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ."  I believe this can only occur through compassionate actions and focusing on all aspects of the person including but not limited to rest, leisure, social, mental, physical, and spiritual.  It is the goal of my life to show the love of Christ to those I come in contact with and to share this passion with my students as well.