My name is Rebecca Ocel and I am the apparel representative for the University of Pittsburgh DPT Class of 2021. I grew up in the Pittsburgh area and attended undergrad at the University of Pittsburgh where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. As a huge fan of exercise and movement, physical therapy was the natural next step for me and I was so excited to return to Pitt for this. As a runner and a soccer player I became interested in the field of Physical Therapy when an injury kept me from being able to do what I love. Eventually I want to specialize in orthopedic and sports therapy to help athletes of all ages return to their specific level of sport. When not in class I am usually out running, playing soccer, or watching soccer on tv (Go City!). I can’t wait to see where this amazing opportunity and experience leads me. Hail to Pitt!