I am a born-and-bred New Yorker whose parents emigrated from Israel to New York City with my older brother in the 90s. I grew up speaking Hebrew in the home and consider myself relatively fluent, I am also fluent in English and proficient in Spanish. I did all of my schooling in New York including college, I graduated from CUNY Brooklyn College with a major in Urban Sustainability and a minor in Sociology. I majored in Urban Sustainability because of a strong love of nature and the outdoors despite being raised as a city child, my parents and I spent plenty of time outside exploring the city and the world at large. I definitely try to impart my love of the natural world and curiosity for it on any of the children I have the pleasure of working with.
I started my career in an LGBTQ+ household in 2011 that also upheld kosher standards in their home and outside of the home. The position began when their daughter was 2 up until recently, as her parents feel she has aged past the point of needing nanny supervision. The position included pick up for school, managing play-dates and activities, keeping her fed and happy, as well as maintaining school work completion and other duties. Then I worked for a family of a 4 year old, 2 year old, and a 4 month old on my off days from college with full nannying responsibility as well as managing the household. Childcare was completed in tandem with another full-time nanny and we worked as a team to complete whatever was needed for the day. I also executed any ad hoc tasks for the principals. Lastly, I worked with a family with a 5 year old, a 6 year old, a 9 year old and a 13 year old on weekends to help manage their activities and their household. This included consistent housework in order to keep everything tidy (maintaining the children’s rooms, laundry, dishes), walking the family Bernadoodle, as well as keeping the children fed and prepared for the day.