Improving Quality of Life Through Effective Intervention
Jodi Mazaleski

Biography

Jodi has spent the last two decades applying the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to teach individuals diagnosed with ASD as well as supervising teams of staff working with these individuals. Jodi first became interested in how people learn through her interactions with a childhood friend with special needs. She was told by her friend’s parents that her friend could not learn. This fueled Jodi’s desire to teach and thus teaching basic money skills as it related to earning an allowance was her first “program.” Fast forward to undergraduate classes in experimental psychology and learning theory, and the seeds for a career in Applied Behavior Analysis were planted. As a result, Jodi pursued her Master’s degree from the University of Florida which helped prepare her for a career in ABA.



When not working, Jodi enjoys walking her retired Greyhound, reading, and baking, followed by exercising as a direct result of the baking. She enjoys traveling in her “neck of the woods” but is always interested in traveling to tropical places where she can recharge and prepare for the next adventure in learning and teaching.