Over the course of my time spent at California State University, Chico I have gained a detailed understanding of the development of children and am confident in my ability to apply this knowledge in a variety of educational and human service settings. I am graduating from CSU, Chico in December of 2011, majoring in Child Development with a Minor in Psychology. I have a concentrated work ethic, am passionate about what I do and strive consistently to go above and beyond what is asked of me. My ability to remain calm in stressful situations and my organizational skills have been praised by professors and co-workers alike. My background as a toddler teacher and my Event Coordinator Internship hours have allowed me the opportunity to collaborate effectively with other professionals in the field of early childhood education as well as with diverse families and children. I have recently completed three internships in the field of early childhood education.
I am able to use my intuitive nature to understand the points of view of others and can take into account cultural and other considerations as they may apply to any given situation. I am motivated by my family (I live with my quasi-fiancé and 7-year-old daughter) and also by my firm desire to help others in any way that I am able. I have learned to avoid being judgmental and have practiced being empathetic and humble. I am able to admit when I do not have the resources to get a task done and am glad to be able to refer people to others if needed. I am a team player and enjoy working directly with others. I possess strong communication and leadership skills and feel my friendly personality and professional attitude allow me to perform my duties in both a meaningful and constructive manner. I would describe myself as creative, studious, organized and sensitive. I love to do research and read voraciously as a student and in my free time.