Registered Behavior Technician: Diana Paguada is from Houston, TX. She graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology and a Minor in Family and Child Development. During her college years, she fell in love with helping children on the spectrum and watching them grow more and more independent each day using ABA. She is very grateful to continue sharing this passion and be part of the wonderful team here at Rise with ABA!

Registered Behavior Technician: Hyejin (Hannah) Kim graduated from University of Texas at Austin in December 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Education. She discovered her passion for children while volunteering at various different special needs camps over the last few years. Her passion is to help and guide children reach their goals, as well as exploring how great their potential can be. Her goal is to pursue Master’s in Special Education, and continue to work in the ABA field. She looks forward to experiencing growth together at Rise!

Behavior Therapist: Joy Lee graduated from University of Texas at Austin in December 2019 with a Bachelors of Art in Psychology with a minor in Educational Psychology. She plans on going into grad school in Clinical Child Psychology. With a passion, she hopes to become a therapist who will work for families and children in a clinical setting. She finds pure love and joy when working with children and has always been involved in helping them grow and connecting with them genuinely. Joy is excited to work with the kids at Rise With ABA and is grateful for the opportunity to work with the wonderful team at Rise!

Behavior Therapist: Sophie Zielinski is from Houston Texas and will graduate from Houston Baptist University with her Bachelors in psychology. After graduation she plans to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology and hopes to one day continue working with kids as a psychologist. She has always had a passion for working with children and loves having the opportunity to connect with them and find creative and fun ways to help them learn and grow. She is excited to start getting to know the kids and looks forward to working with such an awesome team!

Behavior Therapist: Andrea Chuvac was born and raised in Houston, TX. She then moved to San Marcos, TX where she pursued her bachelors in Sociology and minor in Social Work, at Texas State University. Growing up with a lot of siblings, made her realize that working with children was what she wanted to do. Children have a special place in her heart. When she came across Rise With ABA, she knew that it would be the perfect opportunity for her. Andrea is very excited to be apart of the team & is ready to grow with the company and the children as well.

Behavior Therapist: Monica Galvan was born and raised in Houston, TX. Graduated from University of Houston- Downtown with a bachelors in Health and Behavioral Sciences.  Working to help others has always been something that came natural to her, but when she started working with kids she fell in love with seeing the progress they make throughout  time together.  She aspires to be in the medical field working to help make a difference in someone’s life. She is excited for RISE and the opportunity it will offer her.

Behavior Therapist: Gabrielle Cantu is from Houston, Texas. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Counseling at the University of Houston. She has always had a passion for helping others and especially loves working with children. She loves watching them grow each day and takes pride in teaching them things they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. She is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the awesome RISE team and to be able to make an impact on these children’s lives.

Behavior Therapist: Jocelyn Curiel was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She then moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M University where she graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. She knew from the start she wanted to use her degree to make a difference in society. She has always had a passion for children so being introduced to the ABA field was the perfect fit! Seeing children thrive through ABA is a special experience to be a part of. She is excited to have the opportunity to learn and grow with Rise in helping shape little ones!  

Behavior Therapist: Anusha Faisal is from Houston, Texas. She is currently enrolled in the University of Houston and is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. She knew from a very early age that she wanted to pursue a career in which she can be a helping hand to children. In her previous years, she has had firsthand experience while volunteering with kids from all different backgrounds. Since working at Rise With ABA, she has gained a stronger understanding and passion toward children on the spectrum and helping them rise to their full potential. She is thrilled to continue working here at Rise with the most wonderful team!