"It is important to understand what the field looks like in real life, and how we can apply what students are learning in their degrees to their real-life practice."
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
- BCBA/BCaBA Course Sequence
How did you become interested in the special education field?
My first job out of my bachelors degree, was skills training with children diagnosed with Autism and severe disabilities. I fell in love with our school teams and our students, and my goal was to improve the livelihood and life-long outcomes for these children with special needs.
What is your philosophy of teaching?
My philosophy is based off of a scholar-practitioner model. I believe that in order to be a successful University Instructor, it is important to understand what the field looks like in real life, and how we can apply what students are learning in their degrees to their real-life practice. “I Do, We Do, You Do”
What types of candidates do you hope/recommend to pursue the BCBA-Track programs?
Anyone with a passion to help children in schools!
What are your research interests?
Consultation practices in the DOE; Autism and Severe Disabilities; Self Injurious behaviors and emotional disabilities.
What do you like to do outside of education?
I love anything creative! Painting, gardening, hanging out with my pets and niece and nephew. Outdoors activities like hiking and diving. Cooking is one of my passions as well!