Maureen is originally from Berkeley, CA, now 10+ years in Los Angeles, via Amsterdam and other abroad adventures. She has been working with children for over 30 years in many different roles, from camp counselor for children with special needs to infant, toddler and preschool teacher, Early Interventionist, Senior Child Life Specialist in Hospitals and her favorite role, as a parent. She speaks French and ‘kinder’ Swiss German. Her education includes an M.A. in Early Childhood Education with a Specialty in Child Life in Hospitals from Mills College and a B.A. in Social Sciences from UC Berkeley. In addition, she studied and works in graphic design. She likes to bring creativity, art, nature, play, a sense of wonder, and occasional silliness into all aspects of her life. She is excited to learn, teach, and discover along with the children, families and staff of the LMUCC community.