A little bit about me, I am an energetic fun-loving student with over 4 years of childcare experience. From babysitting to working at summer camps, to spending a year as an au pair (live-in nanny) in France, my work experience revolves around running around, laughing, playing games, and taking care of kids.
Beyond my love for working with kids, I am also a passionate student, currently studying chemistry at McGill University. Eventually, I hope to continue my education towards a career in pediatric medicine, and in relation to that, I have been a certified EMT in the state of Pennsylvania for the past two years. I am originally from Pennsylvania but both of my parents immigrated from Germany. This allowed me to have a very international childhood and is what got me interested in becoming an au pair abroad in the first place. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to learn multiple languages at a very young age, and am hoping to continue my progress in French here in Quebec.
I have experience with a wide range of age groups, having supervised campers ages 5-12, having acted as an au pair to children ages 2-5 and 9-12, and babysat my relatives through all years of life. As an au pair I was expected to not only communicate in French with the family, but also prepare dinner every night, help the kids with their homework, teach English, and ensure proper hygiene (baths, teeth, etc. ). I felt like a true member of the family, and I hope to become an older sister to your children in the future. My summer camp experience involved living with and taking care of my campers every needs. Along with my co counselors, I was responsible for a group of 10-15 girls ages 8-12, and later ages 5-7. Not only did I develop a strong sister-ship with these girls, but working at the summer camp also gave me experience instructing larger groups of kids of different ages in athletic and artistic activities (soccer, arts and crafts, circus arts, skatepark, volleyball, and rock climbing). Finally, during my high school years, I was a member of the national honors society which gave rise to many tutoring opportunities. I helped my fellow classmates reach their goals in chemistry and all levels of mathematics (up until calculus).
I attended Parkland High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania. I was involved in many clubs and extracurriculars including track and field, soccer, basketball, ski and snowboarding, honors societies, debate team, and political science club. Currently I am studying chemistry at McGill University with the hopes of entering into the medical field, specifically pediatric emergency medicine.