Employee Spotlight – Alex Burrows

by | Mar 17, 2021 | Occupational Therapy, Peoria

Interview with Alex

Tell us about yourself

I love to travel, try new types of foods, spend time with my pets and family, and use my free time to do anything active and outdoors with my boyfriend!

Why did you become an Occupational Therapist?

I have always wanted to help others, and was a teacher before I was an occupational therapist. I wanted the opportunity to work with kids one on one and was able to transition from working with kids in the schools, to a more individualized basis as an OT where I knew my skills would be better utilized!

Why do you think your coworkers nominated you for having ambition?

I’m always trying to be better than I was yesterday! And also, it might be because I have 3 jobs.

What do you love most about working with TEAM 4 Kids?

I love my co-workers!!! I feel like I’ve developed such great friendships and met so many amazing humans just from the short 6 months I’ve worked here.

If you had one wish, what would it be?

COVID has made it impossible to see my family in California this past year, so I think my one wish would be to fast forward through it so I could visit them again, and as often as I wanted.

Nominations for Alex:

Alex is always pushing for bigger and better things for herself and her clients. I feel like she is always striving to be a better OT and striving to help her clients reach bigger and better goals. 

She is always developing creative ways to accomplish her goals and is never afraid to go outside her comfort zone!”

Alex demonstrates ambition daily. She has been such an inspiration to me as we are both relatively new hires and she demonstrates such an ambition to learn and grow as an OT and she cares about doing what’s best for the population we serve. Her ambition motivates me daily to work hard and love what I do.”