By Alexandria Muldrew, 2021 Innovative Student Research Grant in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Alexandria is a fifth-year doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota studying both school psychology and applied behavior analysis (ABA). Her research broadly focuses on using an interdisciplinary approach to mitigate discipline disparities experienced by school-aged youth. For her master’s thesis in ABA, Alexandria plans to operationalize cultural considerations in ABA treatment planning and service delivery. The generous funds offered through the Innovative Student Research Grant in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will help with the effective implementation of this project. Specifically, translation and transcription services will assist with the facilitation of collecting qualitative data to understand the experiences of families receiving ABA services. Alexandria is honored to receive this SABA grant and she looks forward to sharing the results from this research project with members in the field.