“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Or an even more ominous way of posing the question: “What are you going to do for the rest of your life?” I had no idea until I happened to stumble upon the field of ABA through an internship requirement for my undergraduate program.
During my internship I led group circle time in a clinic setting and had the opportunity to observe behavior technicians conduct one-on-one therapy. I just loved the interactions I had with the clients and wanted to be in a position where I could be more hands-on and make a difference.
After deciding that a BCBA was what “I wanted to be when I grow up”, I enrolled in a master’s program and began my search for an ABA company that would foster my skills, offer the BCBA supervision hours I needed, and provide me with opportunities to advance my career and to provide quality services to those in need. I was fortunate to find Behavior Frontiers!
I began my journey at Behavior Frontiers as a Behavior Instructor in May 2016 and quickly advanced to a Senior Behavior Instructor by August of the same year. I was given ample opportunity to apply what I was learning through my coursework and from Behavior Frontier’s internal trainings. And, as I worked with clients, putting theory into practice, I got continuous guidance and support from my Behavior Frontiers’ supervisors.
After completing my master’s degree in December 2017, I was promoted to a Case Manager position. And now, I’m proud to say, I have obtained my BCBA certification and have been promoted, yet again, to Behavior Supervisor.
I am thankful to Behavior Frontiers, to my supervisors, and to my colleagues for supporting me throughout my professional journey! I continue to grow, gain proficiency, and develop and hone my skills every day. I just love the positive, supportive and friendly environment at Behavior Frontiers!
To anyone who is considering a position with Behavior Frontiers, my advice is: Go for it! You’re assured quality in-house training, on-going support, and daily opportunities to gain experience and practical skills, all in a company with real room to grow – just look what happened to me!
The field of Applied Behavior Analysis is not always easy, but the joys of playing an active part in the clients’ progress and the heartwarming things they say and do are truly the highlight of my day. I once asked a client, “Where do horses live?” to which to which he responded: “Disneyland!” Can you really say he was wrong?
Jennifer Luu joined Behavior Frontiers as a Behavior Instructor in 2016. She rose through the ranks to her current position as a Behavior Supervisor at Behavior Frontiers San Gabriel Valley location. In her current role she manages her own caseload, conducts assessments, and develops individualized treatment plans.