Jessica moved back to her hometown of Sonora, CA two years ago from Los Angeles. Her first experience working with children was after high school when she coached gymnastics and discovered her passion for working with children. In Los Angeles Jessica taught music classes at Gymboree and gained over four years of experience working as a nanny. It was after working with so many kids that Jessica realized that she wanted to continue her education to become a teacher. She graduated with honors from Columbia College with an AA degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis on teaching. She is planning on continuing her education at CSU Stanislaus. While living in Los Angeles, Jessica got to explore her other passions by studying holistic medicine, becoming a yoga teacher, singing and playing guitar. As the music and movement teacher in the toddler program she is excited to be able to combine most of these passions and use them to create an enjoyable experience for the children. Jessica's hobbies include yoga, writing music, being outside in nature, and reading. In addition to working at Safari she also teaches yoga classes in Sonora.