Mary began her career as a Special Education teacher and has worked with children, adolescents and adults with disabilities for over 10 years. While pursuing her degree Mary worked as a habilitation technician serving individuals with Cerebral Palsy and Autism. She also worked in the school system as a Parent Facilitator assisting Spanish speaking families of children with special needs navigate and solidify appropriate and least restrictive services for their children. As a Special Education teacher Mary collaborated within multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary teams to provide services to children with moderate to severe needs. Through these experiences Mary was introduced to the field of Behavior Analysis, saw the effectiveness of ABA interventions in her students and went on to pursue her post graduate certification from the Florida Institute of Technology as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts. During this transition time Mary worked as a teacher for older individuals with disabilities focusing on vocational and community inclusion. Since becoming certified as a BCaBA, Mary has worked in clinic, home, school and community settings supervising and providing high quality, one on one ABA services to clients and their families. Mary serves on the advisory board for Best Buddies of North Carolina, a non-profit organization that focuses on inclusion, employment and independent living for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Psychology from Purdue Global University.