With a degree in child development and a concentration in early intervention from the National Hispanic University in California, Alina has focused professionally on working with children and families from birth to grade school. She began her career working in Northern California, where she was born and raised. She holds over a decade of experience working with children in a variety of age groups and with children with varying exceptionalities. She was a full–time teacher in California and has now advanced to working with children with Autism in a classroom setting. Working with children and changing lives every day is the most rewarding experience for Alina.