My name is Mairim Perez. This is my senior year at Rhode Island College and I plan on graduating RIC with a BA in Youth Development this May. My passion is working with children. Currently, I work one on one with a special needs child who lives in Pawtucket. I love helping him and I truly am making the difference in his life. Moving forward I see myself managing more cases and advancing my career with special needs students. I feel like with my pervious major, Education, I was limited to just being in a classroom, but now as a Youth development major I can work anywhere from hospitals, to schools, to home based services.