Jessie Broughton is a doctoral candidate from the MGH Institute of Health Professions pursuing a degree in occupational therapy. She is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina and is passionate about disability advocacy and public health. After completing clinical placements in sensory integration and neurorehabilitation, Jessie hopes to use her time at the IHCD to develop a deeper understanding of contextual and environmental design and how various factors impact a person’s ability to manage their own health. Healthcare is a human right, and she hopes to help educate providers and healthcare systems to improve care for people with disabilities and empower them to take a more active role in their care. In her spare time, Jessie enjoys cooking, traveling, seeing live music, and trying new restaurants around Boston.