Hometown: New York, NY
Education: Public and Community Service and Spanish, Providence College
Placement: Bronx Leadership Academy II
Ylaiza was born in New York City, but grew up in the Dominican Republic and always dreamed of going to college. She moved to Ohio to attend a charter school in her pre-teen years. It was there she realized her full potential and passion for school, which led her to work with students of all ages. She has been tutoring since she was in high school. Ylaiza graduated from Providence College with a degree in Spanish and Public and Community Service this past year. In her free time, she tutors, writes poetry and performs spoken word. She is excited to start her year with Blue Engine and empower those she will work with!