Jennifer Wescott, OTD, OTR/L

Jennifer Wescott

Clinical Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences

Office Phone

312.413.5362

Office

1919 W. Taylor St., 560A AHSB

Mail Code

528

Office Hours

By appointment

About

Dr. Wescott teaches the "Experiential Learning in the Health Sciences" series as well as "Health Interprofessional Seminar" within the Rehabilitation Sciences Program. Jennifer's work at UIC is guided by her passion for student success and wellbeing, with a focus on instructional and community-level approaches that facilitate engagement, equity, and the co-creation of meaningful, integrative learning experiences.

Jennifer serves as co-faculty advisor for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School Chapter at UIC and is an Honors College Fellow. Dr. Wescott is a pediatric occupational therapist who has practiced in the home, school, and clinic settings.

Service to the Community

Jennifer served as Therapeutic Programming Coordinator at GiGi's Playhouse Chicago from 2016-2018 and is currently an Associate Board Member for the Neighborhood Boys and Girl's Club (NBGC).

Education

Post-professional Doctorate, Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2017
Master of Science, Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Barnard College-Columbia University, 2012