Ms. Karisa

Birthday: May 11th

Hometown: Melbourne, FL

Crayola Color: Light Venetian Red

Background: I began babysitting at age 12 for various families in my church as well as providing childcare during the church services. From the time I was 12 until I was 19, I worked at my church's vacation bible school, usually working with kindergarteners and first graders. During high school I served as a small group leader for middle school retreats at Camp Wingmann. This summer I worked as a counselor at Interlochen Arts Camp where I took care of 14 rising ninth graders for six weeks. 

I have experience working with children with ASD, ADHD, epilepsy, and other motor and developmental disabilities. 

Cared for children as young as: 3 weeks

Future plans: I am currently studying music and history at Florida State University and will be graduating sometime in 2020. After I graduate I hope to teach English abroad in Japan for a few years. When I return I plan to teach history at the middle school level in central Florida.

When I'm not babysitting: I am the fundraising chair for Sigma Alpha Iota's Beta Alpha chapter, which is a professional music fraternity for women. I play oboe and flute in various ensembles at FSU. I also enjoy reading and crafting in my free time.

Quote: "Now fill the world with music, love, and pride." ~Lin-Manuel Miranda