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.

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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.

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