Saryn L.


Adelphi University, Candidate for Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Emory University, B.A., Psychology and Sociology

Childcare Experience

Evening Babysitter
New York, NY, 03/13 - Present
Girl, age 6
Evening Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 10/12 - Present
Girl, age 3; boy, age 1.5
Occasional Babysitter
Atlanta, GA, 04/11 - 07/12
Girl, age 9-10; girl, age 6-7
Occasional Babysitter
Atlanta, GA, 04/10 - 07/12
Girl, age 5-6; boy, age 2-3
Occasional Babysitter
Atlanta, GA, 04/10 - 10/10
Boy, age 10; girl, age 8; boy, age 4
Occasional Babysitter
Atlanta, GA, 06/11 - 06/12
Boy, age 11-12; boy, age 6-7

Professional Experience

Laboratory Coordinator and Head Research Assistant
Atlanta, GA, Summers 2011-2012
Research Assistant
Atlanta, GA, 12/09 - 09/11
Assistant Facilitator, Teacher’s Assistant
Atlanta, GA, 03/09 - 03/12
Crisis Hotline Advocate
Atlanta, GA, 09/08 - 11/09

About Me

I am currently a graduate student, pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Adelphi University. Babysitting has always been something that I’ve enjoyed – so much so that one of my earliest psychology experiences involved working with infants in a developmental lab! I adore kids and have plenty of past experience, ranging from infants to young teens. Not only am I very friendly, but I’m also ready for anything from rainy day crafts to outdoor activities. On top of which, I’m fully prepared to karate chop any scary monsters out from under beds!

Originally from Baltimore, I lived in Atlanta for five years, where I went to Emory University for my B.A. and then spent the following year working in a psychology lab on campus. My time in Atlanta was wonderful and further enriched by the great families I worked with before moving. In addition to babysitting and academics, I was also involved in multiple helplines. These experiences really reinforced my personal goals within the field of psychology, while also teaching me invaluable communication tools and crisis management abilities.

In my spare time, I really enjoy pleasure reading, hanging out with my roommates (including Lauren Kay, the fabulous founder of SmartSitting!), exploring all that the city has to offer, and trying my hand at DIY crafts if I’m feeling ambitious. I hope to hear from you!

I have professional childcare experience with…

Infants, Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children, Multiples

I will be SmartSitting while…

Attending Adelphia University to receive my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Ideally, finishing up my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and preparing to pursue a full-time career in the field.

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…

Beginner's comprehension of French, intermediate comprehension of Hebrew, Italian, and Spanish