“Chum” has a Bachelors of Arts degree from Wheaton College, MA and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. She previously worked with adults with ASD and other disabilities at the Cove Center, RI, providing relaxation therapy, teaching daily living skills, administering vocational assessments, and providing employment support and training. Chum also served as Senior Teaching Assistant in the Autism Program at The Ivymount School in Rockville, MD. There she worked with children in the 1:1 and small group setting with ages 8 to 17 providing ABA/VB instruction, as well as providing staff training and supervision. She also has extensive experience providing ABA/VB instruction in the residential setting to individuals on the spectrum from ages 3 to 56. Her professional interests include providing effective data-driven treatment plans for behavior intervention and skill acquisition, early intervention, and shaping language through natural environment teaching.