I am currently a student at Humboldt State University in the college of professional studies. My major is Liberal Studies: Child Development with an emphasis in teaching. My minor is American Sign Language and Special Populations. I have gained valuable experience in the field of child development by working at HSU Children’s Center from August 2012 to May 2014. This experience has confirmed for me that I do want to work with children ages birth to five years old. When I started attending HSU in fall 2012 I knew that I wanted to become a preschool teacher. Through the years I have learned so much about children, families and what careers one can pursue with a child development degree. Recently I have become interested in working with exceptional children and their families. This coming fall I have the opportunity to take part in directed field experience offered by the CD department. I was placed working with Partners in Autism and Learning (PAL). I am very excited for this opportunity because I feel that this experience will give me insight to what types of careers I want to pursue once I graduate in Spring 2015.