Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela
In 2013 I graduated with my Ph.D. in special education from the University of Missouri. I specialized in teaching children with autism spectrum disorders using an array of interventions deeply rooted in positive psychology, social learning theory, and positive behavioral supports.
I served as an Applied Behavior Analysis therapist and parent consultant for 3 years. During this time I worked with young children on the autism spectrum. I had the opportunity to serve on multiple early behavioral intervention plans and individual family service plans.
My primary research interest includes developing and implementing evidence-based social interventions for students who demonstrate delays, deficits, and atypical social and communication behavior.
Currently, I work as a research assistant at the University of Oregon on the Oregon Parent Project in the Prevention Science Institute research unit. I also work as an adjunct instructor at the University of Missouri, Mizzou Online.