Priyanka Bhakta, SPT

Priyanka Bhakta, SPT is a second-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated with the Class of 2021 from UCLA with her Bachelor of Science in Physiological Science and a minor in Disability Studies. She is the chair of the Humanities Committee for the Emory DPT Class of 2025 and her passion about integrating anti-ableism in physical therapy practice is grounded in this statement from “The 10 Principles of Disability Justice” by Sins Invalid: “We honor the longstanding legacies of resilience and resistance which are the inheritance of all of us whose bodies and minds will not conform. Disability justice is a vision and practice of what is yet-to- be ... a movement towards a world in which every body and mind is known as beautiful.” Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her nieces, listening to music, and trying new restaurants in Atlanta.

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