Meet The Buzzers

IMG_1512 Sarah Conklin, MS, BCBA

Hello, and thank you for your interest in Behavior Buzz! I am so excited you are here and want you to know a little about who I am. I am native to Los Angeles, born and raised in Burbank California. I completed my education at the California State University Los Angeles, getting my Masters of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). My main passion in ABA is working with parents and teaching them the behavioral procedures that we use everyday with their children. My goals are to assist in bringing program education to families to create more support in the homes of children with disabilities. As for Behavior Buzz, I am eager to learn about all of you through your inquiries, and I can only hope to bridge the gap between research and society seeking out answers to everyday questions, getting evidence based answers with proven results.

539619_10102666796864537_1996031962_n Tessa Marlia, MS, BCBA

Welcome to our site, we are excited to share this information with you! I was also born and raised in southern California. I completed my undergraduate studies at UC Santa Barbara and received my masters in Counseling with an option in Applied Behavior Analysis at Cal State LA. My first experience with ABA was right after I finished college and got a job as a one-on-one behavior technician. I saw firsthand how applying the principles and procedures of ABA had positive effects on the kids’ and families’ lives that I worked with. I am passionate about furthering my knowledge in ABA by keeping up with current, evidence based information and I hope you find this site to be a useful tool for learning more about ABA.

photo Sarah Kagawa, MS, BCBA

Hi everyone! It is exciting to have you on Behavior Buzz and hopefully you will find it useful in attaining a more comprehensive understanding of Applied Behavior Analysis. I was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. I went to California Polytechnic State University, Pomona for my undergraduate studies and obtained  my masters in Counseling with an option in Applied Behavior Analysis at California State University Los Angeles. My interest in ABA began when I experienced the tremendous impact it had on my clients’ lives. I am very passionate about ABA and enjoy everyday, working with individuals with disabilities, especially areas involving communication and social skills. I believe these two skills are big elements that lead to an improved quality of life. I am very excited to be a part of Behavior Buzz because it will help me to remain current in the field, while giving me the opportunity to share my experiences with all of you!  


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