Krysta Rives

Krysta Rives
Joined JCC
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
Primary Campus
Jamestown Campus
Laboratory Technician, OTA

I have been a practicing occupational therapy assistant since graduating from the JCC OTA program in 2013. I absolutely love teaching and I believe that all students are unique and have diverse experiences that they can bring into the classroom to enhance learning. I am happy to be a resource to students in the classroom and to collaborate with them on developing their personal and professional skills in order to prepare them for the field. I serve in appointed roles at the state and national levels in order to stay informed and influence how the profession evolves.

Degree Field of Study Institution
Ed.D. (pursuing) Adult Education and Leadership Capella University
M.B.A. Health Management Capella University
B.S. Health Management Northeastern University
A.A.S. Occupational Therapy Assistant Jamestown Community College
A.A.S. Individual Studies Jamestown Community College
Academic Interests
  • Certified occupational therapy assistant
  • Ethics
  • Research
  • Orthopedics
Publications and Awards
  • Rives, Krysta (2019, October). Transitioning to Academia: From OTA Practitioner to OTA Professor., Article 4442.
  • Rives, Krysta (2018, February). Hydroneurolysis: a non-invasive carpal tunnel release and therapeutic recovery., Article 4188.
  • Rives, Krysta (2017, July). Kinesiotaping Case Studies., Article 3819.


  • OTA Award of Recognition, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association 2019
  • A Mind for Learning Award, Rasmussen College 2019


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