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Anna Filosa C'17 working with children on Disney Cruise Line

I have gotten amazing experience working with children of all different backgrounds, abilities, and cultures. My management team will occasionally put me on a buddy system with children with special needs. Several weeks ago I worked with two little girls who were deaf and visually impaired so I was able to sign with them and learned so much from them. I have also been specifically called on to help children deescalate when they get upset. It's been my goal each week to keep an eye on the kids with special needs and help them to have the magical experience that a Disney vacation is supposed to be just as much as any of their typically developing peers. It definitely confirms that I chose the right career because I adore hanging out with those kids and, as much fun as this is, I miss teaching!  I have been taking advantage of traveling and seeing new places which has been amazing. My favorite ports are Cozumel, Mexico and St. Thomas!