School of Health Professions
HomeHealth ProfessionsSOTA

Member Testimonials

Jessica Carpenter


“Membership in SOTA adds a valuable dimension to my OT education. The opportunity to participate in service events allows me to experience many different settings and populations while contributing to the Lubbock community. SOTA works to fundraise, to defray student costs, and allow attendance at the Texas and nationwide OT conference. This is a huge benefit, as the conference allows students to hear the latest research, network, and explore various paths within the profession.”

Megan Shevekhman


"I have enjoyed being a part of Texas Tech’s School of Health Professions Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) and look forward to continuing to partake in this organization as I finish my last year of my program. One of my favorite volunteer experiences is Night Owls, which is an organization where volunteers come and provide respite care to children with disabilities, so parents can have a night to themselves. Being a part of SOTA has given me an opportunity to give back to the community, while educating the community about occupational therapy.”

Chris Lasek


"I’ve enjoyed being a part of SOTA because it’s provided me with fun volunteer opportunities in the community. It’s also given me experience working with the elderly and kids with disabilities—people that I will see as a clinician."