I grew up in Massachusetts in a rather hectic household. As the oldest kid, I always found myself in a very natural caregiving role. I always wanted to somehow transition that role into professional work. I got my first professional childcare job in 2012 at a local recreation camp, and knew once I started there that I wanted to continue working with children as a career. Through high school I continued to work as a camp counselor, lifeguard, youth swim instructor, and horse handler for Windrush Farm specializing in hippotherapy. This experience helped me to continue to branch out professionally, and hone my leadership style. I have worked for the past three years with children and families affected by pediatric cancer, and other terminal illnesses and as a result I have experience working with kids with significant physical and intellectual disabilities. I have gained a lot of experience in group therapy sessions. I have always been a theater kid, and I am a current college sophomore studying musical theater at Pace University school of performing arts. I work as a resident assistant in Pace's upperclassmen community facilitating programming, offering counseling, and fostering person and communal growth for students as they work toward their degree. This past summer I worked as a behavioral therapist for kids on the autism spectrum working clinically with children as young as 3 on basic motor and verbal skills, and as old as 14 on advanced independent living skills.