Veronica S.

Education

Columbia University, pursuing Masters in Public Health

University of California Los Angeles, MD Candidate

California State University Long Beach,
B.S. Biology, B.A. Chicano Latino Studies

Childcare Experience

Occasional Babysitter
Irvine, CA, 2008 - 2010
Two boys, ages 2-4 and 7-9; girl 4-6

Professional Experience

Medical Scribe
Orange, CA, 05/07 - 05/10

California High School Exit Exam Math Coach
Santa Barbara, CA, 01/09 - 6/09

College Aide
Long Beach, CA, 02/06 - 06/08

About Me

I have enjoyed working with and taking care of children for the last twelve years. I began my journey babysitting for my high school principal’s son and it has truly turned into a passion, and ultimately, a career. I am one year away from graduating from medical school and plan to spend my life taking care of children as pediatric emergency medicine physician. I believe that the best sitters are those that do very little sitting! I believe in reading, running and playing. I am a lifelong learner as evidenced by my career choice and I will always do my best to incorporate learning into my work with children. I have experience with children of all ages and have no problem caring for sick children. I am comfortable taking care of an upset tummy, a cold, or even the occasional scraped knee. When I am not working or studying for exams, I enjoy running along the Hudson, taking my dog Nellie for a walk, and exploring new things to do and places to eat in this amazing city!

I have professional childcare experience with…

Infants, Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children, Children with special needs, Multiples

I will be SmartSitting while…

I will be Smart Sitting while completing my Masters in Public Health and exploring the city of New York.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

In 5 years, I hope to be finishing up an emergency medicine residency, starting a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and hopefully having a baby of my own.

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

I speak Spanish fluently, I can make delicious Mexican food and I am great with dogs! ( I have one of my own). I am also a medical student and have experience taking care of sick children and minor emergencies.