Jessie Marshall, BCBA Research Coordinator Jessie Marshall, BCBA

Jessie Marshall, BCBA, a specialist in Autism Research and Early Intervention, is the Research Coordinator for HOPE Group, LLC. Prior to working at HOPE Group, Jessie provided habilitation and respite care in the East Valley and worked as a Research Technician for the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Surveillance Program (ADDSP) through the University of Arizona’s Pediatrics Department in Phoenix.

Jessie graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology while working as a local preschool teacher and as a Research Assistant in the University’s Sleep Research Laboratory. After completing her undergraduate degree, Jessie moved back to her hometown of Gilbert and began working on a research grant for the University of Arizona. As a Research Technician for ADDSP, Jessie was part of a nation-wide, CDC-funded prevalence study that tracked the number of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disability living in Maricopa County. This research was used to contribute information on the characteristics of ASD, promote early identification, establish training and service needs, and inform policy to serve families. While working at ADDSP for six years, Jessie was selected as Arizona’s Ambassador for Education and Outreach and was appointed to the Publication Panel for the 2010 study year results.

During this time, Jessie realized that she wanted to work hands-on with children with disabilities and returned to school to obtain a Master’s degree in Infant Family Practice at Arizona State University. While studying, Jessie interned as a habilitation specialist with clients from ages two to 42 years old with a myriad of diagnoses. After she finished her Master’s degree, she went on to continue her education at Florida Institute of Technology under the Applied Behavior Analysis certificate and then received her Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst.

In her free time, Jessie volunteers with a prison outreach program through a local church, tries to modify the behavior of her two hyperactive Labrador Retrievers and spends time with her husband cheering for his favorite football team (Go Cards!)