Elizabeth R

Therapeutic Assistant

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2022

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Medical Anthropology,
Creighton University

Credentials and Certification 

  • BLS (CPR and AED) Certified
  • Mandated Reporter

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My Story

I attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and received a B.A. in Medical Anthropology with minors in Spanish and Hispanic Studies, Theology, and Graphic Design. After graduating, I participated in a year-long volunteer program through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. In accordance with the core values of spirituality, simple living, community, and social justice, I served in the children’s services department at the largest family homeless shelter in San Francisco, California. Last summer, I worked as the family literacy intern at a non-profit organization providing competitive soccer opportunities and academic support to refugee children in Kansas City, Missouri. In response to a pandemic that exacerbated inequalities in education, I worked as a kindergarten paraprofessional in a low-income, dual language elementary school in Omaha, Nebraska, from August 2020 to May 2022. Along the way, I have discovered I really enjoy working with children and families. After volunteering in the child life department at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, I knew I wanted to become a child life specialist. I am currently a graduate student at the Erikson Institute and am pursuing a master’s degree in child development with a concentration in child life.

My Blue Bird Day

My advisor at Erikson spoke highly of Blue Bird Day when I asked her about job opportunities in the area, and I jumped at the opportunity to apply to become a therapeutic assistant. I am excited to join the team!

My Advocacy

I support organizations in children’s literacy (Prime Time Family Reading), family homelessness (Raphael House), and adult intellectual and developmental disability (Best Buddies).

My Blue Bird Day Goals

  1. I am currently a graduate student at the Erikson Institute and am pursuing a master’s degree in child development with a concentration in child life. I am eager to learn with and from Blue Bird’s students, families, and staff!