Jessica (she/her/hers) is an IL-LEND Fellow with IOFA. She is a doctoral student in the Rehabilitation Sciences program at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She has six years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. Jessica is currently the research coordinator at the Cognition, Behavior, and Mindfulness Clinic which is part of UIC’s Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic. Currently, she oversees research projects which focus on topics including mindfulness-based therapy, acceptance and commitment training, best practices for individuals with autism, and utilizing behavior analytic techniques for addressing social issues.