Jenin, Palestine Travel Team

sarahSarah Boone (Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Training Coordinator)

Sarah is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and an early childhood special education teacher.  She has worked with children with autism and other disabilities for 12 years. Sarah received her Masters in education from Santa Clara University in California and completed her BCBA coursework at Southern Illinois University and St. Cloud State University.  She began her career at The Bay School in Santa Cruz, California, an ABA-based school for children with autism.  She has worked at both public and private schools, running and developing early intervention programs.  Her focus is on early Intervention, verbal behavior and natural environment teaching strategies.  Sarah currently lives in Bangkok, Thailand where she is consulting and doing volunteer work.

Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 1.52.17 PMKitti Robinson (Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Training Coordinator)

Kitti is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Behavior Analyst with the Virginia Institute of Autism, in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has worked in the fields of behavior analysis and autism in various capacities since 2008, including private day school settings, public school settings, in-home therapy settings, staff training, parent training, and multidisciplinary assessment teams. Kitti received her Master’s in Teaching & Learning from Virginia Commonwealth University as well as a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders in 2009, completed her coursework for BCBA certification from Florida Institute of Technology in 2010 and is currently working on her Doctorate in Educational Psychology at West Virginia University. She has a passion for working with diverse autism populations and students who come from areas of conflict or poverty.  Her interest in the Jenin Autism Project sparked as a result of working in such a diverse setting and having the opportunity to provide services to families who would otherwise not be able to access them.

DanielJohnsonDaniel Johnson (Behavior Specialist)

As a Behavior Specialist at Grafton Integrated Health Network, Daniel witnessed the challenges American parents face when raising a child with autism. He saw that finding the right resources, services and support was a real struggle for these families. Inspired to address these struggles, Daniel joined the Jenin Autism Project team to bring needed resources and services to Jenin. He has seen the difference that ABA can make in the lives of parents and children firsthand and strives to make these services universally accessible. Prior to his work at Grafton, Daniel received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University and served for two years with AmeriCorps. Through his experiences at Grafton and in AmeriCorp, Daniel has gained valuable experience assisting communities in need.

KWProfessionalImageKatrina Walker (Behavior Specialist)

Katrina has been working with children since 2002. She began her career in a private school kindergarten classroom. After four years of classroom teaching, Katrina served as an early interventionist for the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The rewarding nature of these experiences led her to her most recent position as a lead therapist at Behavior Consulting Services and inspired her to join the A Global Voice for Autism Jenin Autism Project team. Katrina recently completed a Master’s program at Arizona State University where she specialized in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is currently pursuing a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification. Katrina’s goal is to serve children around the world who have been affected by autism.