Intake Coordinator/Registered Behavior Technician: Amanda Keith is a born and raised Houstonian with a passion for psychology and piano. She recently graduated from Sam Houston State University with a major in psychology and minor in human services. Amanda is currently continuing psychological research with SHSU, researching a blend of cognitive, behavioral, forensic, and legal psychology. Her goal is to become a neuropsychologist and work in academia. She has always enjoyed helping others find their potential. From teaching piano, she learned that kids inspire patience and love. Building relationships with kids has given her the compassion and motivation to make a difference in their lives with therapy. She is so excited to put that into practice with the RISE team!

Registered Behavior Technician: Michelle Jung graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University in May 2021 with a Bachelors of Art in Communication and a minor in Creative Studies. She plans to get her masters in Applied Behavior Analysis in the upcoming years. From a young age, she always had the passion to help and work with children. Working at RISE has given her an eye opening experience that has helped her pursue her passion. She is thrilled to learn more about the field and leave meaningful impacts on children’s lives!

Behavior Therapist: Khristian Urosa grew up in Venezuela and moved to Houston in 2007, where he then graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in kinesiology. He has plans to pursue a master degree in nursing, as his passion has always been helping individuals who are in need. Khristian loves how the very nature of ABA work encourages creativity and free thinking, and how it also incorporates lots of fun activities like arts and crafts, sports, and many other disciplines. Since joining the ABA field, he has discovered his love for helping children in particular, and find joy in seeing them grow and make progress.

Behavior Therapist: Bethany Wehring is a senior currently at the University of Houston. She will receive her bachelors of science in psychology degree this coming May, with a minor in nutrition. In her free time, Bethany enjoys making candles, reading, and playing with her dogs. Bethany is excited to work with the children here at Rise, and looks forward to seeing them every day!

Behavior Therapist: Marcello Uria was born and raised in Houston. He graduated from Houston Baptist University with a bachelor’s in Art Therapy. He plans to graduate with a masters in art therapy. He enjoys working with kids and is ecstatic to learn and grow with Rise with ABA.

Behavior Therapist: Marcayla Allen was born and raised in a small town north of Houston. From there, she went on to study at University of Houston and then transferred to Sam Houston State University to pursue a Bachelors of Art degree in Victim Studies. Her plans were always to work with children in the system, however in the short few months she’s been with Rise, she quickly found herself amazed at the work being done and progress made for the kids in the clinic. She is currently pursuing her Registered Behavioral Therapist license to improve her skills with the kiddos she works with. In her free time, Marcayla enjoys hiking, camping and photography.

Behavior Therapist: Victoria Dang was born and raised in Houston. She is graduating this May from University of Houston with a bachelors in biology and minor in psychology. She loves working at Rise because of the positive environment she gets to be in everyday! She aims to leave a worthwhile impression on all of the kids she works with

Behavior Therapist: Odalys Pereznegron