2023 AKOTA Student Representative

Term Expiration Date: 1/28/2024

The Student Representative is appointed by the AKOTA Board of Directors and serves a one year term with no more than two consecutive terms. The Student Representative’s role provides a mechanism for expression of occupational therapy student concerns and offers students a platform for active participation in AKOTA affairs. The role of the AKOTA Student Representative is to act as a liaison between AKOTA and all occupational therapy students in the State of Alaska. The Student Representative shares information gathered from Alaska occupational therapy students with AKOTA members and facilitates student involvement in the Association. Student Representatives are AKOTA Board Members without a vote.

Bliss Springer
2023 Student representative

Bliss is a first year OT student with Creighton University.  She was born and raised in Alabama and studied at the University of South Alabama. Bliss earned a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation and moved to Alaska to pursue her career as a Certified Recreation Therapist in mental health. Bliss has 12 years of experience working with children and adults in behavioral health. She enjoys both summer and winter outdoor activities in Alaska with her daughter, Raedyn, and boyfriend, George.  Bliss looks forward to representing the voice of Alaska’s OT students and building a connection between students and Alaska’s OT professionals.