Hi, my name is Angela. I was born in Torrance, California but grew up for more than half my life in Anza, California with my foster parents. I became involved in a church where I would volunteer in the nursery and that’s when I realized I liked working with kids. I started babysitting for some church kids as I entered my teen years. I really found my passion for kids in my junior year in high school where I became a teacher’s aide for the 5th-grade class. I loved working in small groups with kids and learning the responsibility of working in a classroom. The following year I was a teacher’s aide for Kindergartners as well as the 5th-grade class. After high school, I became a part-time nanny while babysitting other kids. I currently volunteer at different school districts in Riverside county working in small groups. I’m so blessed to be a part of the YMCA! Thank you for giving me this amazing opportunity.