What brought you to Partners in Excellence? The ability to work one on one with kids and make a difference in their lives every day.

Describe your fellow Partners employees in three words: Caring, dedicated, and patient.

What is something most people don’t know about you? I will soon be attending grad school to become a speech language pathologist.

Do you have any advice for someone who is just starting their career at Partners? Ask lots of questions and take time to just play and have fun with the kiddos before worrying about running therapy programs. Each kid is different and enjoys different types of play, creating a relationship first with the kids will help you in the long run with providing therapy.

Is there a moment, a specific story, event, or a kiddo that really stands out to you in your time at Partners? There have been lots of moments that have stood out to me during my time here at partners. Every kid surprises me almost every day. I would say the moments that stick with me the most, being a pod 1 staff, are the moments where a client who is nonverbal starts to repeat sounds and words. I have been lucky to be able to see a few kids go from repeating sounds to speaking in full sentences, and kids who haven’t said any sounds to repeating words. It’s so fun to see when a client finally feels understood by therapists and others.

Which of our core values most resonates with you and why? Passion. If you aren’t truly passionate about our kids and therapy, this job it would be really challenging. When you are passionate about this job, it makes a huge difference with the kid’s progress. For me, the more progress I see with the kids, the more passionate I get about working here.