Katrina grew up in Kendall and graduated with a Regents Diploma in Math, Science and Spanish. She received her Associates Degree in Human Services and Early Childhood Certificate in 2004 while working at Agri-Business Child Development Center, now known as Grace's Place. Katrina worked there from 2000-2009 as a Teacher's Aide/Assistant and Preschool Teacher until she eventually became the Education Coordinator, where she practiced conversational Spanish and was able to translate for teacher and parents during meetings. Katrina made it her personal mission to understand the culture of others and become as bilingual as possible. She also has taken 3 sign language classes, as she found this to be a need as an educator. Katrina has been an infant teacher, school age teacher, and the center's Spanish/English translator at Little Leapers Childcare Center since 2011. She is excited to be able to use these tools she has acquired to help her community and its people to learn a new language and develop their level of literacy.