Ms. Patrice

Birthday: August 12

Hometown: Woodbury, New Jersey

Favorite Crayola color: Royal Purple

Background: I graduated from USFSP in May with a degree in Social Work and Psychology. I currently work at a Safe Place Teen Shelter as a Youth Development Specialist, where we house kids ages 10-17. I started babysitting at 15 and have continued since. I have worked with infants up to 17 years old. I have always had a passion for working with children and their families. My mother is a Pre-K teacher and was my inspiration to work with children. 

In college, I interned in a high school ESE classroom, so I have experience with that population as well. 

Future plans: In August, I plan to go back to school to get my Masters Degree in Social Work specializing in Family Dynamics. 

When she's not babysitting: I am typically working at my other job Family Resources. If you can't find me there, I am curled up with a good book or relaxing on the beach. 

Defining quotation: "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see"  -Mark Twain