My name is Kara Schindler and I’m a 22-year-old recent graduate of Colgate University. I majored in history and also studied English and Creative Writing. I have been babysitting and nannying for almost 10 years now and am hoping to pursue childcare in a more permanent and consistent capacity, and am considering going back to school to pursue Early Education. Amid all the instability of graduating from college during the height of the global pandemic, I have found that my passion for working with children and their families has remained incredibly strong and important to me. I have always known that my greatest strength is my ability to interact and engage with people of all ages, backgrounds, and needs. I have worked in professional settings, both offices and customer service jobs, but no occupation has ever brought me as much joy and fulfillment as working directly and personally with kids, learning from them, watching them grow, and getting the opportunity to be a part of their lives. As a responsible and well-mannered young adult, I find that connecting with families not only brings me a great deal of joy, but also has allowed me to harness my creativity, interpersonal skills, and communication abilities to their fullest potential.