I have been working with individuals with disabilities since graduating from college in 2011, and cannot imagine ever working in a different field. My roles have included special education paraprofessional, children’s in-home support staff, adult residential staff, and special education teacher/case manager in both specialized and public school settings within the state of Maine. I am currently preparing to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification exam, and am in my second year of study within the University of Southern Maine’s doctoral program in School Psychology. I have a strong commitment to evidence based practice, and am fascinated by the intersection of science and social justice which the field of disability services presents. My areas of interest (among many!) include functional communication training and augmentative systems for individuals with language challenges, the treatment of severe interfering behavior in individuals with Autism, and the active involvement of direct care staff as pivotal members of support teams. I plan to continue to serve children and adults with developmental disabilities in my future role as a psychologist.