(Just graduated from UCLA and have moved to Washington DC to join Teach For America. I will be teaching secondary mathematics this Fall). My name is Jessika, and I am a psychology student at UCLA as well as a student teacher at one of UCLA's childcare centers. I've been working with kids for 8 years, and I absolutely love it! I am fascinated by the development of a child and like to figure out creative ways to promote healthy emotional, social, and physical development. I am planning to pursue a PhD in Developmental psychology. I'm the oldest of 7 kids, so I've been carrying around diaper bags since I was 1! I am fluent in Spanish and Baby Signing. I love hiking, camping, and reading.