Darina Larionova (She/Her)


I used to be a tennis coach for children ages 6-13. A lot of the parents of those children would continuously tell me how good I am with children and that I should pursue a career in working with children. This definitely planted the seed of thought that maybe I can work with young children in the future.

The genuine curiosity and wonder that children hold about the world around them. There is so much that they do not know and have not experienced, therefore everything is new and wonderous to them.

When entering University, I initially applied for Film studies. I wanted to pursue video editing but unfortunately, I was not accepted into the program. ECE was my back-up plan, and I am more than happy with the outcome.

The power to fly. I have always loved heights! And there is something about the feeling of an open world of unbroken blue ahead of you.

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”