I am a junior at Cal State East Bay majoring in Communications and minoring in American Sign Language. I am originally from SoCal but moved to Hayward to attend college and I now live on campus. I use the BART as a means of transportation because I do not have my own car. I come from a single mother household with one older sibling and 3 younger siblings that are at least 4 years younger than me, whom i have babysat all my life and still do to this day. I have also had many opportunities working with children from my hometown. I was a cabin leader for an overnight science camp field trip for 2 local elementary schools, I was responsible for a small group of (10-12) sixth grade girls for 5 days and 4 nights. I supervised them in outdoor activities with a naturalist, during hikes, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and in the cabin where I bunked with my group. I did this on two different occasions, once in Malibu and the other time in Big Bear. I have also babysat a number of times for children in my neighborhood and for friends of the family.