Erica E.|Berkeley, CA
6 yrs exp
Experienced, Hard-Working Home Care
I am a highly educated and very experienced family assistant. I've worked in various care positions for over a decade, ranging from child care, to disability care, to household management, to tutoring.
I like to clean and organize things. I like to set up play spaces so that they're really easy to pick-up and I'm one of those weird people that actually enjoys doing the dishes and laundry (it's a great excuse to listen to my favorite podcast, "In Our Time" which discusses history, science and philosophy.) My favorite jobs are ones where I also get to do tasks like groceries, weeding, changing the air filter, taking the car to get an oil change, or whatever else is needed!
Most of my professional experience has been in the care professions, but other jobs I've held include: grunt-work researcher (summarizing textbooks and studies), hula hoop performer and instructor, data entry temp and a research internship in human factors engineering.
As for my own personality, I'm a bit of a geek. I enjoy learning about the history of science, game theory, cognitive biases and so much more. I love reading, board games, playing laser tag, swing dancing, hula hooping, wall climbing and learning. In my past, I did color guard and medieval recreation (mainly sewing, embroidery, tablet weaving, etc). Before I moved to PDX, I used to run a critical thinking group in Columbus and I'm rather proud that it's been continuing on without me.