Autumn Velez

Autumn Velez

Quakertown, PA, USA


Last updated January 1, 2021

One Sentence About Me  

"I learned the value of hard work by working hard."- Margaret Mead

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I grew up in a family of seven, being the second oldest of five children, I am very close to my whole family and love them dearly. Growing up in a big family had its perks but also its downsides. Getting help for school was not always easy as my parents were often busy with my younger siblings. I have learned to persevere in life and as a result have become resilient in the face of difficulties. Two key ideas that have become a driving force for me are, “If you need help, find it” and “if you make a mistake, learn from it than walk away from it.” Life is too short to live carelessly. I believe in living with intention and learning continuously in life. However, I do also love having fun, I think you can make fun out of any situation, like Mary Poppins said, “with every task that must be done, there is an element of fun.” Most of my life is spent working with children of all needs, they bring me so much joy and help show me how much fun you can have in everything. I especially love to be able to help children believe in themselves, as that has been something I have struggled with since I was young. I want children to see they are so much more than they think, and that their failures don’t define them. I especially love how many creative ways you can work to help someone understand a concept or master something they are struggling with. I want to be a Pediatric Occupational Therapist as a result. I am planning on majoring in health science for my B.A. and then Occupational Therapy for my Masters or Doctorate or both.

Interesting Factoid

I do not like getting my fingers dirty with food, I don't mind getting my fingers dirty with dirt or messy play but I hate getting food on my fingers so I eat a lot of finger foods with a fork and a knife.


Languages

A little bit of Spanish I understand much more than I can speak
English

Countries Visited

Map View

None
just the United States of America where I have always lived

What I Do  

Professional Experience

Cornerstone Educational Community

Teacher's Assistant for a History Class

Sep 2019 - Mar 2020
I worked only for about an hour a week so in total I worked about 25 hours. As the T/A I would review the homework with the students and then if they had questions I would answer them. I truly enjoyed it and dearly loved each and every one of my students.

Autumn's Nannying Service

Nanny

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018
I don't normally nanny, I am more of a babysitter but the summer of 2018 my brother and I were asked to nanny the summer for three siblings who all had autism ages seven and under. It was hard at times, but I loved the kiddos so much and by the end of the summer I felt like they were family. I ended up watching them for about 450 hours.
+2 more experiences

Professional Interests

I enjoy working with children specifically children with special needs and I hope to be a pediatric occupational therapist.

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Immigration Stresses
Civil rights and racial discrimination
mental health
Obesity
Pro-life
Bullying Awareness
Disability Awareness

Non-Profits

+1 more non-profit

Volunteer Experience

I volunteered for a week as a one on one with a boy with special needs overall I volunteered for about fifty to sixty hours as technically you're a volunteer for the whole time you stay there. I loved it though and I am so thankful for that experience.
Telford, PA, USA

Jan 2018 - Apr 2018
I volunteered as a teacher's assistant in a classroom once each week for about a total of fifteen volunteering hours. My job was to make sure the children were listening, keep them company in free time, and assist the teacher with anything she needed.
+1 more experience

Favorites  

Hobbies

Acting
Walking in the Woods
Crafting and creating things with my hands whatever that may be
Listening to Podcasts
Painting
Watching Hallmark or Disney Movies
Reading Books
Drawing

Food & Drinks

Broccoli Cheddar Soup
I'll eat almost anything although I do not prefer seafood
Pizza
Milk
Water

Games

My favorite game is not a video game it is called Concept and it is a board game I also like Snake Oil a card game

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Christian Contemporary
Classical
Broadway
Disney
Pop
Showtunes

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Mirror Mirror
Beyond the Blackboard
Loving Leah
The Magic of Ordinary Days
Going My Way
The Bells of Saint Mary
Little Women
Akeelah and the Bee

Psych
On Pointe

Anne Hathaway
Julie Andrews
Tom Hiddleston
Anthony Mackie
Sebastian Stan
Saoirse Ronan
Tom Holland
Scarlett Johansson
Emma Watson

Brands

Amazon
Disney
Spotify
Old Navy

Bucket List  

Life Dream

I want to be a pediatric occupational therapist, get a therapy dog to help me with my work, and if I ever had the opportunity I would love to get married and be a mother.

Travel Dreams

I want to visit Europe one day and see the cathedrals and just taste the foods, I also want to visit New Zealand one day and to visit Columbia and Puerto Rico since my mother is from Columbia and my father's family from Puerto Rico.
+2 more items on bucket list

Education  

School

(I hope) Health Science

Aug 2017 - Present

Academic Interests

Anatomy and Physiology
Health and Nutrition
Poetry
Writing
Biology
Psychology

Extracurricular Activities

Cairn Community Arts Academy