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Jillian, M.A. BCBA, has been with B.E.S.T. since 2011. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and received her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) in December 2012.

Jillian has been working in the field of ABA since 2007. She has experience designing and implementing behavior analytic interventions, that address both skill deficits and behavior excesses, for a variety of children of different ages diagnosed with autism (from ages 2 ½ - 13 years old), as well as for adults diagnosed with autism, intellectual disabilities, and/or other developmental disabilities. In addition, she has had experience working with children that have been diagnosed with pediatric feeding disorders or display moderate/severe food selectivity and inappropriate mealtime behaviors.

Her interest in behavior analysis began and blossomed as an undergraduate student at UNR where she contacted many applied and research opportunities which led her to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree in ABA. As an undergraduate student she held positions at the UNR Early Childhood Autism Program and at the Person-Centered Assessment Treatment and Habilitation day program for adults. Clinical experiences as a Master’s student at CSUS include graduate internship positions at the Autism Center for Excellence at Sacramento State and the UC Davis Medical Center Pediatric Food Aversion Clinic.

Jillian has been actively involved with the Student Association for Applied Behavior Analysis (SAABA) at CSUS and held the positions of Secretary and Vice President while pursuing her graduate degree.

During her spare time, Jillian enjoys spending time with friends, her husband, and two dogs, as well as snowboarding, wakeboarding, dirt biking, hiking, going to the beach, reading, and practicing yoga.