Mariah joined Ally Pediatric in June of 2018. She has been working with children in a variety of settings for over 5 years, and has always found joy in being a part of the small daily victories that come with working with kids. Her interest in behavior began in her undergraduate studies at Regis University in Denver, CO where she majored in psychology with a focus in criminology. She always knew that she was most interested in at-risk populations and a career that focused on those with significant need.
Following her graduation from Regis University, she moved to sunny Phoenix, Arizona where she began her work in ABA and became a Registered Behavior Technician, working under the direction of Dr. Kellie Band with United Behavioral Services. There, she gained experience working with children with autism in a variety of settings including in-home, school, clinic, and group therapy sessions. The experiences took her by full force, and she developed a passion for this work that she never expected. Through helping to teach children their first words, to seeing their successes as they master their own social skills and make their first friends, she knew that this career was exactly where she wanted to be.
Mariah is currently enrolled in Arizona State University’s M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Applied Behavior Analysis program and will be graduating in November of 2018 with hopes of obtaining her BCBA licensure in early 2019. She is thrilled to be joining a team of hard working and passionate professionals and is excited to learn and grow along with the amazing population that we serve!