Jessenia has always had a passion for teaching and for working with children. She has her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and has been a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) since February 2018. Jessenia is currently working on obtaining her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and has plans to pursue Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in the future. Jessenia has two dogs, Abby and Cali, who she adores! When she is not working or doing schoolwork she enjoys playing with her dogs, reading, and watching scary movies. Jessenia is passionate about helping unlock potential in children with Autism, and about helping her team grow to be the best they can be.

In her role as BCaBA/RBT Supervisor, Jessenia assists the BCBAs in delivering high quality therapeutic education to our clients, by providing direct services to clients and supervision to registered behavior therapists, helping them become the best they can be. Jessenia has been a member of The Next Step Academy team since August 2019.