My name is Shahdah Harati; I go by Shay! I am a fourth year graduate student studying Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University. I was born and raised in Marin County and currently live in San Francisco. I went to University of San Francisco for undergrad and studied Kinesiology. I have always had a passion for helping people and working with children and families. After undergrad I worked as an Assistant Childcare Director for a health club and as a special needs preschool teaching aide. After that I decided I wanted to pursue a career in psychology, and I am so happy with my decision! I love to travel, play soccer, and eat delicious food. I have recently started practicing hot yoga and it has become my main self-care activity. I am a very friendly and social person and love being a part of the Autisum Center of Northern California’s Jumpstart team.