Since the age of 17, Yarizell Contreras has been working with children–from pre-school aged kids to high school students. In her youth in the Dominican Republic, Yarizell attended Dominico-Americano, a bilingual high school. There she was part of the drama club, school choir and taught basic English to younger children. Yarizell is currently studying Human Services at the NYC College of Technology, and later hopes to pursue a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work.