2016-2017 Baylor CARE Therapists
The Baylor CARE therapists are advanced graduate students within the Department of Educational Psychology. All CARE Bears highly trained, skilled therapists who are supervised at all times by CARE faculty and supervisors.
Meet the CARE Therapists!
Kaitlyn is from Shreveport, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor's degree in Family and Child Studies with a concentration in applied child development from Louisiana Tech University. Kaitlyn has worked at a summer camp working with individuals with developmental and physical disabilities and has worked as a teacher's assistant in a kindergarten classroom. Kaitlyn is currently pursuing a Master's degree in educational psychology with hopes of becoming a BCBA.
Amy is from Waco, Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Special Education from Baylor University. After spending three summers at a camp for children with special needs, she decided to continue at Baylor to pursue a Master’s of Arts degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. Amy hopes to become a BCBA and work in a school setting. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking new recipes, learning about archery, and watching movies.
Andi is from Waco, Texas. She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Dallas Baptist University with minors in Sociology and Business Management. Andi is currently continuing her education through Baylor University where she will obtain a Graduate degree in Educational Psychology. She has worked in an ABA clinic for the past two years. Andi's plans to pursue a career as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Abby Hodges, M.Ed, BCBA is the Lead Analyst and Graduate Assistant for CARE. She is from Edmond, Oklahoma. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Texas Christian University with a minor in Spanish. She then completed her master's degree in special education from the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked as a Behavior Interventionist with children with autism in both the home and school setting. Abby is pursuing her Doctoral degree in Educational Psycholgoy at Baylor with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Jalissa is from Fort Polk, Louisiana. She studied Early Childhood Education at Tulane University in New Orleans and received her bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of New Orleans. She has worked as a teacher's assistant in the NOLA public school system and as an ABA line technician both in the clinical and school settings. She is currently pursing her Master's degree in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. Jalissa wants to become a BCBA and serve her home community.
Rebekah Holiman is from Little Rock, Arkansas. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ouachita Baptist University. Rebekah began working with children with autism at a therapeutic day camp in Little Rock for the past three years. Rebekah is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in educational psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. In the future she hopes to become a BCBA and work in the home or clinic setting.
Megan is from Kemp, TX. She received her bachelor's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from University of North Texas, with minors in Psychology and Rehabilitation Studies. She has been working with children with autism by providing ABA services for 2 years now, with experience in both the clinic and in-home settings. She also works at Focus Behavioral Associates as a graduate assistant. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Science degree through Baylor University, in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Nicole is from Houston, Texas and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Baylor University. Her interest in working with developmental disabilities began early in her undergraduate career while working with the Heart of Texas Autism Network here in Waco. She is currently pursuing her Masters and Doctoral degrees concurrently in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Christy is from Surabaya, Indonesia. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from BIOLA University with a minor in Bible. She then completed her master's degree in international business from Chinese Culture University, Taipei. Christy has worked with children with developmental disabilities in various settings. She is currently pursuing a degree in Educational Psychology, with specialization in ABA. She hopes to be a BCBA and work in a clinical setting.
Supriya is from New Delhi, India. She did her Bachelor's in Psychology from University of Delhi, India and her Master's in Educational Psychology from University of Pittsburgh. Supriya has worked as an ABA therapist with children on the spectrum in both home and school settings, back in India. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Educational Psychology at Baylor with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis, working toward her BCBA certification. In her spare time she enjoys watching Netflix, baking, practising Indian Classical Music, and spending time with her friends.
Mandi is from Elgin, Oklahoma. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma. She worked as a Care Coordinator for the State of Hawaii’s Early Intervention section, where she developed and monitored implementation of Individualized Family Service Plans for children ages 0-3. She started working for a clinic providing ABA based therapy in 2013. Mandi is a member of the Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis, where she served as a legislative committee member. She is pursuing a graduate degree in Education with a specialization in ABA, and plans to become a BCBA. She has been a graduate assistant at Focus Behavioral Associates since January 2016.
Lauren is a graduate student at Baylor University pursuing her Master’s and Doctoral degrees concurrently in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is from Kansas City, Missouri and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri. She spent each summer of her undergraduate degree working one-on-one with students diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities in a classroom setting, and was inspired to pursue work in behavioral intervention and enhancing verbal skills in order to make a positive difference in the lives of such incredible individuals. She is also working as a graduate assistant for Focus Behavioral Associates for the 2015 school year.
Stephanie is from Plano, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in All-Level Special Education from Baylor University. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Educational Psychology in hopes of becoming a BCBA. Stephanie will be working as a graduate assistant with MHMR this year. She is also a certified special education teacher in the state of Texas. Stephanie is thrilled to have the opportunity to work at CARE this year, and looks forward to returning to the classroom to use her skills as a BCBA in the future.