Nia Monteiro, OT/S

Nia Monteiro graduated from Rhode Island College with a B.S in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Johnson and Wales University. After she completed a year as an AmeriCorps member for City Year Providence, she became a Direct Support Professional for young adults with disabilities. She currently works for the Reentry Campus Program as a Student Support Specialist where she supports currently incarcerated students. She has become a part of the D2 team as a research assistant and is excited to continue her love for helping others and being a part of the solution to change and equity.   

Current Project(s):

Student Researcher, Mobile Access Assessment

Fun Tech Fact Questions & Answers:

Q: Mainstream tech device you can’t live without? Why?  

A: My cellphone! My phone allows me to connect easily with others and access information wherever, whenever. It also allows me to capture my favorite memories, which I love to do.  

Q: What was your first cell phone?  

A: Nokia! 

Q: What mainstream tech device is at the top of your wish list? Or, what new tech can you not get enough of?  

A: I have really been wanting to purchase a portable photo printer. I love capturing moments and memories and this would be a great way to document and share those moments with others! 

Q: If you were a mainstream tech device, what would you be, and why?  

A: A google nest doorbell. Much like this device which is constantly scanning the area I am a very observant and analytical person.