I am a recent graduate of the Eugene Lang School at the New School with a degree in Philosophy. I currently work at a non-profit in the city, and am looking to move into babysitting for the flexibility it provides. I have worked in the public health realm for most of my life, and want to take this opportunity to explore other interests and job options before I commit and hopefully go to graduate school.
I have worked with kids in some capacity throughout my life and have always loved it. In high school, I babysat frequently for a family in my neighborhood with two little girls. I was an assistant counselor many summers for the YMCA aquatics camp in Bethesda, MD, where I took care of kids of all age ranges (early elementary through early middle school), assisting with various camp activities and primarily assisting with the swimming lessons of the camp. I also spent several summers working at Levine School of Music summer camp in Washington DC. At this camp, I was assigned a group of kids to take care of throughout the day, primarily ages 5-8. I assisted with the various camp activities as well as the music classes, and became very close with my campers.
This past summer, I lived with a family in northern Spain for two months as an au pair for the two kids. This experience taught me a lot as I was not only taking care of the two young kids and teaching them English, but also living in a foreign country and practicing my Spanish. I am very interested in engaging kids in athletics, music and art. I grew up playing several sports (soccer, basketball, softball and swimming) and still stay active. I also studied piano and guitar and enjoy engaging kids in music and art. I enjoy cooking and would love to cook for the kids if needed, as well as have fun cooking together. I tend to cook very healthy meals (though I enjoy having a slice of pizza in my Little Italy neighborhood now and then!).