A registered behavior technician, Maria Villegas says her mission in life has always been to help others. As an undergraduate she studied psychology, and later worked as a preschool teacher. Villegas enrolled in the BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons program to continue to study human behavior and to prepare to become BCBA® certified.
Manjola Ujkaj is a psychiatrist responsible for the outpatient treatment at McLean Hospital in Massachusetts in the Psychiatric Neurotherapeutics Program. She is also an instructor at Harvard Medical School and a senior consultant and faculty member for Levinson Institute, a management consulting company.
Lisa Hooper is a senior producer and studio manager for celebrity portrait photographer Martin Schoeller. With 15 years of experience in arts management and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art, Lisa knows the ins and outs of running art businesses.
Originally from Hong Kong, Yiu Wing Wu moved to Massachusetts to attend Boston College where he earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics. After graduation, Yiu Wing’s passion for helping others led him to pursue a career in health care.
As the autism community celebrates the 47th annual Autism Awareness Month, a developing technology called Autism Glass is hoping its facial recognition software can build on facial expression therapy research for children with autism.