Graduate Research Assistant/Lab Manager
I am a doctoral student in the School Psychology program at UW-Madison. In 2013, I earned a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Health Sciences, with a minor in Human Relations from the University of Iowa. I then worked for two years at the Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), in a clinic specializing in the assessment and treatment of severe and challenging behavior using principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. My dissertation topic is on improving motivation in academic contexts for adolescent students with developmental disabilities (particularly autism spectrum disorders). My other research interests include behavioral assessment and intervention, genetic and environmental influences on challenging behavior, and inclusion practices. I enjoy going to the Farmer’s Market in Madison, trying new food, and learning languages.