Bridging Cultures and Leading Change in Occupational Therapy

By Office of the President | Mar 5, 2024

Anna Takeuchi ToddWe are proud to pay tribute to the outstanding accomplishments, resilience, and grit of women globally. Whether breaking barriers or shaping history, women persistently ignite positive transformations across all aspects of society.

SUNY Downstate Occupational Therapy Japanese-American student Anna Takeuchi Todd brings a diverse background and array of experiences to her studies. Originally from Kyoto, Japan, Anna relocated to the United States at the age of six. Despite the distance, Anna maintains close ties to her family in Kyoto and is fluent in Japanese.

Before pursuing her master’s at Downstate, Anna served as the environmental education manager at Hudson River Park Trust, where she spearheaded dynamic environmental science programs, mentored high school and college students, and led sustainability research and initiatives for New York City’s waterways. Additionally, she is a certified TEFL instructor. Beyond her academic and professional pursuits, Anna finds joy in dancing, cooking, exploring new destinations, and attending concerts.

Anna earned a B.A. in psychology with a minor in somatic learning and dance from Stony Brook University and a strong foundation in both academia and movement.

Let’s recognize and uplift the voices of women like Anna, champion gender equality, and work together towards a more inclusive and equitable world for all.

Happy International Women’s Day!

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