My name is Dr. Stephanie Oguchi and I am a native of Houston, Texas. I attended Pennsylvania State University and received my Bachelors of Science in BioBehavioral Health. In 2010, I received my Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Seton Hall University. I then furthered my education and received my Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University in 2018. I am a second generation child of wonderful, supportive, and hardworking Nigerian parents as well as the oldest of 4 children. Some of my hobbies include traveling the world, exploring art/music, and volunteering in my community. In addition, I was awarded the Professional Association of Young Africans (PAYA) Rising Star Award in 2018.
The Colors of Me Series was created through my own experiences as a child. Growing up as a kid was difficult due to the rejection of my cultural differences. The stories in the series focus on children who are having difficulty with acceptance in their social environment because they are different in one way or another.
My vision is to help young children understand the importance of embracing their unique selves. I encourage parents to discuss positivity, self worth and problem solve through situations that help children gain confidence when dealing with rejection. The Colors of Me are books for everyone who need the reassurance that being different is awesome! Enjoy the series and happy reading!!