For seven years, I have been an independent reporter, videographer, editor, and scriptwriter for Teen Kids News, a worldwide show based out of New York City, New York and created by Al Primo. Since 2009, I have been the only out-of-state talent that has involvement with the show. That means that my job description was traveling around the country to do what I love most: delivering and educating teens of the stories of American people and places. During my career with TKN, I also took on the role of the Southern Interscholastic Press Association (SIPA) president, right in Columbia, SC. My time as president was energetic, informative, and rewarding as I was privileged with representing thousands of students across 13 states that were "on-fire" for journalism. As The Charlotte Observer's Young Achiever, and a writer for several publications within the Charlotte area, I was able to further my writing and reporting career with hands-on experience. In the summer of 2016, I completed serving my most-recent job as a production intern with one of the largest, multi-campus churches in the Charlotte area. At Forest Hill Church, I took on the role of producing all of our services, and assisting in the creative fabrication of lighting scenes and set builds.
Traveling the world (and blogging) as an au pair has been one of my most treasured endeavors, where I was able to build relationships with and educate French children and families on American culture and language. My babysitting experience has extended for eleven years in which have been filled with continued education, certification, and more to ensure the best results of the families I cater to. Not to mention, I was raised and medically trained from the age of 5 as my siblings were twin preemies born at 26 weeks. After the two summers in Europe, I have had the privilege of furthering my education at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. During this time, I worked with five families (all with children under three) in attempt to facilitate and encourage their young, developing minds through motor, sensory, and language activities. I would be honored for some of my next steps to be alongside your family, as I have a hard work-ethic, a knack for creativity, and a love for all children. I recently moved to Brookhaven and I can provide many references! Thank you for your consideration!