Merrisa was first introduced to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in late 2016. After completing her Bachelors in Psychology at the University of Washington in March 2017, Merrisa began working at APPLE Consulting. Over the past few years, Merrisa has worked directly with a diverse group of clients and has become more familiar and experienced with the science involved in ABA. Driven by her desire to acquire more knowledge regarding the field and to learn how to better serve the community, Merrisa resumed her journey through the world of academia and is currently pursuing her Masters in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis through Arizona State University’s online program. Upon completion of the program, Merrisa hopes to sit for the BCBA exam in order to transition from the role of Behavior Technician/Program Manager to a Behavior Analyst.