Erika is a school psychologist intern committed to eliminating educational disparities, supporting vulnerable populations, and promoting social justice in schools. She holds a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Applied Statistics, and a M.S. in School Psychology with a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Grand Valley State University. For the past 2 years, Erika has taught as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, training student-teachers at São Paulo State University and the Federal University of Paraná in Brazil. She has worked with children and adults in home, school, or community settings in the USA, Spain, and Brazil. Erika began her career as an English tutor and later a social worker for refugee youth from Central America. As a graduate assistant in the Campus Links program at Grand Valley State University, she helped students with autism advance their study and social skills in order to successfully navigate college life. After completing her M.S., she began working as a school psychologist intern at Muskegon Public Schools in Michigan. There she provided services for children with ADHD, autism, cognitive impairment, early developmental delay, learning disorder, speech and language impairment, and trauma. She also conducted assessments for the district’s English/Spanish two-way immersion program. In her work with youth and families, Erika takes a behavioral and ecological approach.
Specializes in: Applied Behavior Analysis, English Learners, Evaluations
Speaks: English, Portuguese