Birthday: May 27th
Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky
Other languages: beginner Spanish, beginner Italian, beginner German
Favorite Crayola color: Caribbean Green
Background: I am a Florida State University student studying Vocal Performance and earning minors in biology, chemistry, and psychology while fulfilling the pre-medical requirements. I have loved working with children for as long as I can remember. I began nannying for a family of three back home in Kentucky at the age of thirteen. Then in high school, I volunteered at the University of Kentucky Children's Hospital. Last summer, I volunteered at the Saint Joseph Hospital NICU and received training on the care and handling of neonatal babies. This year, I started volunteering at Progressive Pediatric in Tallahassee where I worked with the three year old classroom.
I have worked with children who have ADD/ADHD, behavioral issues, cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, food allergies, and learning disabilities.
She’s cared for children as young as: 2 weeks old
Future plans: I hope to get into medical school and eventually become a pediatric oncologist and one day have some wonderful kiddos of my own!
When she's not babysitting: I am a huge nerd. I am always working on homework or learning something new. I am the National Projects Manager for a nonprofit called heARTS Incorporated, so I'm always busy with a project for that. I love being outside, so I often will go kayaking or hiking in my free time. Picking up a book, most often about becoming a physician, and sitting in the hammock is my favorite form of relaxation. Also being a vocal performance major, I can always be found practicing my new opera repertoire or musical theatre!
Defining quote: "Who's to say that I'm not wonderfully made?" - song lyric from “Hands and Feet” by Ecclesia