My name is Leslie Kirschenbauer and I am a Health Career Foundations instructor. I just completed my first year of teaching and my background is in Occupational Therapy. I obtained my bachelors degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology from Grand Valley State University in 2009. I then obtained my masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Grand Valley in 2011. My healthcare experience includes working in Muskegon, MI as an OT and therapy director in skilled nursing care as well as being the primary OT for the lakeshore territory at a home health care agency. I have worked primarily with adults and older adults in these settings. As an Occupational Therapist, I enjoyed getting to know my patients and their families and walking along side them in their recovery journey to health and wellness.
I love my job as a health career foundations instructor because of the students I get to interact with on a daily basis. Each student brings their own, interesting story and getting to know each person that makes up my class is my favorite part of being an instructor. I also get to share my passion for health and wellness with students that are curious, engaged, and interested. I enjoy sharing my stories and experiences from working in healthcare with students as well as being able to creatively expose them to new and interesting concepts in health and science.
My husband and I have been married since 2016 and we have 2 little boys that keep us very busy. We love spending time outside as a family, cooking, antiquing, and taking on weekend warrior remodeling projects on our home! The phrase I embrace day to day is, "Be the change you want to see in the world" (Ghandi)
I can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org