I am a Cuban-American residing in Lyndhurst, NJ. I am currently a sophomore at New Jersey City University (NJCU) pursuing a degree in Psychology and Art Therapy. What motivates me to do this work is the desire to create opportunities for children, especially those with special needs, to be able to express themselves through the arts. After working at a summer arts program I realized how impactful visual and performing arts can be on the psychological and emotional development of a child. Therefore, I am turning my passion for children and the arts into a career path. My mission is to empower children through creative expression.