Sheryl was born in the San Diego area but moved just outside of Boston, Massachusetts when she was seven years old. After graduating from Revere High School she spent a year at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, before being diagnosed officially as being on the Autism Spectrum. This diagnosis brought Sheryl and her family to CIP Berkeley when she was 20 years old. She graduated from CIP after two years (2008-2010) but ultimately returned to take on various roles for the Berkeley center. She has continuously worked as Summer Staff and as an Alumni Ambassador for CIP since 2012, helped run the Pathfinder Game Night for students since 2013 and has led the CIP Berkeley Relay for Life team as Team Captain since 2012.
Sheryl currently holds an Associates degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences and is actively working towards an Associates degree in Computer Programming and Associates degree in Biology, with hopes to transfer to one of the local 4-year universities to earn her Bachelor’s in Molecular and Cellular Biology. When she is not working you can often find her at school or at her other job as a babysitter/nanny, but she always leaves time for mentoring the latest group of CIP Students. In her spare time she enjoys reading and writing, spending time with her friends and family (mostly via Skype), baking, volunteering, watching NASCAR, and cheering on her hometown sports teams of San Diego and Boston/New England.
2150 Shattuck Ave, Suite 250
Berkeley, CA 94704