Audrey Uyemura is a senior from Loma Linda majoring in early childhood education. She’s also pre-occupational therapy. Despite an obviously busy schedule, Audrey was kind enough to sit down and answer a few questions!
What is your dream job?
I want to be an occupational therapist. It is similar to physical therapy, but it focuses more on helping people learn or re-learn to do daily tasks. More specifically I want to work with children in the school system.
How does that compare to what you wanted to be when you were young?
When I was younger, I wanted to be a chef. I still love cooking, but as I got older I felt like it was more of a hobby. It was more fun for me to cook as a way to relax rather than a job.
What is your favorite thing about being a part of the Pioneers family?
The best thing about being a part of the Pioneers family is the sense of community we have on campus. PUC has some of the best people and anywhere you walk on campus, you will always see a friendly face.
Where is your favorite place in the world?
Probably Hawaii. I just love the sun, beach, and humidity. A lot of people don’t like humidity, but I love it.
What show are you bingeing these days?
Well, it’s not really a show, but I’m a huge Star Wars nerd and love re-watching those movies, so I am currently making my way through those again.
What is something you’re passionate about?
I am passionate about working with children, especially those with special needs or disabilities. This is what really drew me to occupational therapy in the first place because I saw how these children’s lives were changing for the better with this help. Something about being around them is so inspiring to me.
Recommend a place to go in the Bay Area on a weekend
Honestly, I find myself going to Santa Rosa a lot. Being in Angwin on the hill, I feel like Santa Rosa is one of the closest places you can go to that feels like more of a typical city.