Major: Child Development
Hometown: Chico, CA
I grew up Chico, California where I attended Notre Dame Catholic School, Marsh Junior High, Chico High School, and Chico State. I have spent my school years participating in various sports ranging from cheerleading to golf, participating in extracurricular activities, volunteering and being the social butterfly that I am. I love spending time with my family and my friends as well as writing, drawing, painting, dancing and traveling. I am very passionate about learning about human behavior, children’s behavior, and human connection in regards to communication. My education at Chico State I have developed years of education based on the understanding of teaching. I know how to apply my knowledge of high quality child development education professionally, and in a variety of settings. I have taken various classes that have enriched my understanding of children’s developmental domains such as cognitive, social & emotional, physical, and language skills. These classes have given me a strong foundations in the discipline of child development. Foundations that are built on the understanding of children’s behavioral development and cognitive functions. This understanding allows me to directly work with children in a variety of contexts in my best ability. I am able to communicate, teach, assess, react, and discipline children appropriately. I can implement lessons that are age- appropriate which encourage physical, emotional, social, and academic growth. I use my knowledge of age appropriate curriculum to support children’s grow and open their minds and hearts to creativity, fun and self-expression. I am a natural born leader, teacher and mentor, which stems from my self-confidence and extroverted personality. I have an innate ability to capture the attention of children and direct creative lessons and games. I am trustworthy, professional, compassionate, and I take my duties and responsibilities very seriously.