Born and raised in Indiana, I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Youth Development from Indiana University in 2016. I always aspired to achieve success in the field of education as an educator. This past April I moved to Arizona and made the East Valley my new home. Throughout the past decade, I have worked in childcare at the YMCA – beginning as a teacher and progressing all the way up to a supervisory role as a director. From a young age, I always knew I wanted to work with children as it was and still is my passion! My peers, students and their families at PLA have become a second family to me... I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this wonderful program and watch our little humans grow into future leaders!