Therapeutic Mentor with over 6 years of experience working with children of all ages in the community. She graduated from Lesley University with a bachelor's degree in Art Therapy in 2018 and went on to serve as an Americorps Member for City Year Los Angeles for 2018-2019 school year. Ornella has always wanted to wotk with art and children and believes in the importance of investing in the power of self expression through positive, impactful relationships.
Before working as a Therapeutic Mentor at ARTrelief, I received my Master’s degree in Elementary Education. I then went on to partner with Boston and Cambridge Public Schools through the Big Sister Association where I worked for two year. I was able to match young girls with positive mentors and support them in building a strong relationship. I’ve loved working with kids in various different capacities and am passionate about encouraging their growth and self-expression.
I'm Jess, a therapeutic mentor at ARTrelief. Before coming to ARTrelief I worked in public schools for 4 years, as a 1:1 aide, and as substitute teacher. My main experience was in working with kids with autism and emotional disorders, and teaching in the general classroom setting. I have an M.Ed. in elementary education, and love working with kids of all ages. I have my B.A. in Chinese, and have always had a special interest in learning about how children learn and process language.
Abu Baker Al-Wahab
I was born in Baghdad, my high school time was during the war, which taught me how to be resilient and grateful for all my blessings. I studied criminology at Bunker Hill Community College. Currently I am majoring in Psychology and Counseling.
I Have been a therapeutic mentor since 2018. Helping youth achieve their goals is my passion.