Birthday: February 26th
Hometown: Palatka, FL
Favorite Crayola Color: Sunglow
Background: I am a student at Florida State University in the College of Social Work. I grew up in Western Kentucky until my family moved to Palatka, Florida, in 2017. I am the oldest child in my family, and I grew up with several younger cousins. My mother is a preschool teacher, so I have always been around early childhood education, and I have several volunteer hours inside a classroom. I also have experience volunteering with children at my church. I was apart of a community theatre and would help every summer at their Children's Theatre Camp teaching and mentoring children as we put on a show. I have been babysitting since 2015 for multiple families in my communities in Kentucky and Florida. Most recently, I was a regular babysitter for a family in my town. I was asked to pick them up from school three days a week and watch them until their parents got home. The past two summers, I have babysat for this family with three kids and another local family with two kids. I would alternate days, or I would have a big playdate typesetting with kids aged four months up to 12 years old. I love babysitting because I love being around children and seeing them grow and explore the world around them!
On my own, I've cared for children as young as: 4 months old
Future Plans: I am currently a student at the FSU College of Social Work, so I plan on graduating with my Master of Social Work degree in 2022. After that, I want to work in child welfare to help foster families.
When She's Not Babysitting: I love to read books and watch movies when I have free time after class. I also love musical theatre! I have been performing since I was eight years old. Some of my favorite shows that I was in include Cinderella, Willy Wonka, Suessical, and 42nd Street!
Defining Quotation: "Do not dare not to dare." - C.S. Lewis