XciteSteps Employee Profiles: Sofie L.

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Name: Sofie L.
Title: Registered Behavior Technician
Location: San Diego, CA

Staff Profile:
"I remember walking away from my interview thinking how “human” it felt; I could immediately tell that Xcite truly practices a person-centered philosophy."

Education: I graduated from UCSD, where I studied Communication and Psychology. Currently, I’m a graduate student at SDSU, where I’m working towards a Masters in Education and an Ed.S. in School Psychology.
Experience: After graduating from UCSD, I continuously sought experiences in pedagogy for two reasons: 1) I believe that working with kids is truly THE best job in the world, and 2) I think that education is the most fundamental building block of any society. My interest in education eventually led me to accept an amazing opportunity to work abroad as an English teacher. In this experience, I met and worked closely with a student with ASD, who ultimately introduced me to my new passion of servicing populations with special needs. Throughout the year, I collaborated with teachers, parents and the school psychologist to design and implement interventions to better service this student. By the end of the year, we saw a significant decrease in his behaviors and he was showing up to school every day with a big smile on his face! From then on, I decided that I wanted to dedicate my life to creating healthy and safe learning environments (be it in schools or in homes) for all youth!
Hobbies & Skills: In my free time, I enjoy anything that involves being outdoors. Whether it’s going for a run/hike or spending the day at the beach, I tend to follow the sun!
Why Xcite Steps? Xcite Steps is unlike any other organization! I remember walking away from my interview thinking how “human” it felt; I could immediately tell that Xcite truly practices a person-centered philosophy. I’m also grateful for the collaborative team environment! Given the nature of ABA therapy, it’s sometimes common to feel alone out in the field. But at Xcite, you always have the support of other staff, which makes it a great place to develop professionally!
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