Melissa has 15 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities in multiple settings. Melissa completed her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Early Childhood Special Education at Eastern Illinois University. She taught in a therapeutic day school and was a behavior specialist at a therapeutic day school for a few years. Melissa then went on to complete her Master’s degree in Advanced Special Education specializing in Behavior Analysis at Northern Illinois University. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since October 2020. Melissa is currently a BCBA for a public school district and a Senior Consultant for Continuum. Melissa is a member of the Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee and she has a passion for disseminating the science of Applied Behavior Analysis.