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Clinician Spotlight: Beth Ann Brednich

Posted: Jan 31, 2018 by The Children's Institute

Today, for our Clinician Spotlight, we asked questions of Beth Ann Brednich, rehabilitation engineer at The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh.

When did you start working in your field?
January 2004

When did you start working at The Children’s Institute?
November 2006

Where did you grow up?
In the North Hills of Pittsburgh

As a child, what did you want to be?
A teacher

What did your high-school guidance counselor say you should do for a living?
Be an engineer

Where did you go to college? Did you do any post-grad work and, if so, where did you attend and what did you study?
Case Western Reserve University-BSE in Biomedical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh-MS in Rehabilitation Science and Technology

What inspired you to go into your field?
Working at a summer internship before my senior year of college at the University of Pittsburgh’s Human Engineering Research Lab

What do you like most about your job?
The variety of activities I do every day - I never have the same day twice, all of the children and young adults I get to interact with, helping clients become more independent in their lives with the use of technology, and my coworkers.

What do you like about Pittsburgh?
All of the outdoor activities available and Pittsburgh’s beautiful skyline

Do you have any pets?
One orange and white cat named Snickers

Do you have any hobbies?
Hiking and outdoor activities

Do you want to give shout-outs to any family – nuclear or otherwise – in the area?
My mom and dad, my sister and her fiancé, my brother and nephews, and of course my DH and two children

Who is your favorite musician?
Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, or really any country music

If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?
The ability to instantly calm and quiet a screaming baby/toddler

If you were given a $1 million check to give to one group or charity – other than The Children’s Institute – who would get it? Why?
I would give half to my church and half to a group (or create one) who gifts grant money to families for home accessibility modifications.

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