Ms. Sofia T.

Birthday: April 21

Hometown: Winter Springs, FL

 Favorite Crayola Color: Caribbean Green

 Background: I am currently a student at Florida State and in pursuit of two degrees in Criminology and Psychology. I have been babysitting since about 2013 and have loved every second of it. I also have been mentoring and volunteering with children since my sophomore year of high school. I have babysitting experience with children ages two to seven years old, and I also have experience working with special needs children of all ages. In high school I volunteered at my local elementary school and mentored children who were projected to not pass the reading section of the FCAT. I assisted them with reading activities and helped them to overcome some of their learning setbacks. In high school, I also volunteered at Freedom Ride. Freedom Ride is a therapeutic horseback riding organization for mentally and physically disabled children and teenagers. I spent lots of time with the kids, teaching them how to groom, ride, and interact with the horses. In college, I have continued my volunteering with special needs children at Gretchen Everhart. I volunteer weekly in a kindergarten class by reading to the children as well as playing games and conducting arts and crafts with them. I look forward to continuing my childcare services for Tallahassee families!

 Future plans: I intend to apply to graduate school to earn my Master's in Criminology with hopes to one day work as a special victims detective.

 When she’s not babysitting: I am a member of a sorority at FSU and I love being involved with that as well as other on campus activities. I would definitely say that traveling is a passion of mine and I do so whenever I get the chance. I even intend to study abroad for one summer during my time at FSU.

 Defining quotations:

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

“You don’t get the same moment twice in life.” - Anonymous 

“Be humble in your confidence yet courageous in your character.” - Anonymous