Bridget began working with individuals with disabilities in 2005 through her local special recreation association. She worked in the special recreation field for a number of years fulfilling a variety of roles, such as: coaching Special Olympics, instructing swim lessons and later site directing a day camp. Bridget attended Northern Illinois University, where she completed her undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Services & Communication Disorders with a minor in American Sign Language.
After graduating, Bridget began working as a 1:1 paraprofessional in a therapeutic day school for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. After having the opportunity to work directly with the schools’ Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), she sought out a part time job as a Behavior Technician. Bridget worked part time in the ABA field, slowly learning about the science behind applied behavior analysis and quickly realized she found her passion. In 2016, Bridget received Master’s degree from Ball State University, as well as her graduate certificates in both autism and applied behavior analysis. Bridget continues to work and expand her knowledge base in the ABA field as she prepares to sit for her examination to become a BCBA.