Myka Winder received BA dual degrees in Creative Writing and Neuroscience at USC. She then pursued her master's degree in occupational therapy at USC. She continued to develop her expertise in Lifestyle Redesign® at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice and in education while completing her clinical Occupational Therapy Doctorate degree. Her doctoral work focused on contributing to curriculum development and teaching in foundational occupational therapy courses. She has also worked in early intervention with children with developmental delays and disabilities.
Dr. Winder currently divides her time in the Division between teaching and practicing at the OTF Practice. She acts as co-advisor for the USC chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon national occupational therapy honor society and is currently a Faculty Resident, along with her husband Shiloh, at USC's Pardee Tower.