Neema Pantelakis is Egyptian by decent, but American by the grace of the United States. Due to Idi Amin the former President of Uganda?s actions in 1972, she became a refugee at a young age. Before immigrating to the United States, she lived in a refugee camp in Naples, Italy where she studied the Italian language and culture.
Today, she has two sons that have lived in Texas for 23 years. Prior to moving to Austin to join them, Neema has lived in California and in Florida where she worked for dentists. Her educational background roots from Austin Community College, where she received an Associate degree in medical office administration in 2017. This was soon followed by completing her nursing assistant certification, with the emphasis on special needs patients in March 2018.
Neema has worked in Austin as an engineering support assistant and as a caregiver to senior citizens in our community for 20 years. Within the last couple of years, she has worked as a nanny, where she rediscovered her love of child care. As a child from a large family and a mother, she feels blessed to have the opportunity with Upbring and to once again work with young children.
In her free time, she enjoys tea with friends, gardening, cooking, sewing, babysitting, and riding her bicycle.