Ms. Naphtael

Pronouced Naff-tell

Birthday: March 26

Hometown: Naples, FL

Other languages: Some Creole

Favorite Crayola color: Yellow Sunshine

Background: I am double majoring in Biology and Psychology at Florida State University. I started babysitting as a ‘mother’s helper’ at the age of eight with my two younger sisters, and began professionally during my junior year of high school. I have experience changing diapers and bottle feeding infants, and also have certification with the DCF 40-hour training program. During my senior year, I worked in a group setting at an after school program as a counselor with kids age ranging from 5 to 13 years old. My favorite activities were freeze dance, arts & crafts, volleyball, dodgeball, and outside games!

I have experience caring for children with special needs, including those with autism, dietary restrictions, and who are nonverbal.

Future plans: After graduation, I plan on attending medical school, with an ultimate career goal as a neurosurgeon.

When she's not babysitting: I am often studying by my pool, taking spontaneous trips with friends, or playing my guitar.

Defining quote: “Around here, however, we don’t look backward for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things….” - Walt Disney