My bachelor and master's degrees have strongly influenced my work as a babysitter/nanny over the years. My bachelor's degree is in Applied Developmental Psychology with a Social Work Minor and my current work toward my master's degree is in Counseling.
During the summer of 2012 I traveled to Africa (Tanzania) for three weeks to volunteer in an orphanage with children 3-6 years old. My work consisted of teaching the children basic English, as well as different play and craft activities.
My final year at the University of Pittsburgh consisted of a 600 hour internship working at a privately funded school for children with developmental disabilities. I had direct one-on-one experiences with the staff and students.