Elif graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey in January 2012. Shortly after her studies, she started working as an ABA instructor at an early intervention center in New York for 14 months with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and PDD-NOS ages 1-4. She gained an extensive experience implementing ABA strategies, assisted in developing behavior plans, task analyses, creating social stories, instructional programs collecting and recording data. After 6 months of starting her position, she was promoted to be an ABA staff trainer and started training incoming staff on ABA methodologies and general knowledge on developmental disabilities. She is competent with conducting, scoring and evaluating assessments such as VB-MAPP, ABLLS, Bayley-III, CARS2, PSI and PNM. Alongside her work as an ABA instructor and staff trainer, Elif also worked as a research analyst at a non-profit research organization in New York. She conducted ongoing assessments on children through classroom observations. She used different psychological and statistical data analysis software as well as techniques to create reports, graph results and identify trends in the research. In addition, she analyzed research articles and developed literature reviews. After moving to Europe to expand her professional horizons, she discovered Knospe-ABA and participated in the workshops presented by Robert Schramm, M.A., BCBA. In fall of 2016, Elif started her intensive training as an ABA/VB consultant with Knospe-ABA, traveling with several different consultants, but mainly with Robert Schramm, M.A., BCBA. Elif completed her coursework to be a BCaBA from Florida Institute of Technology ABA Online Program and was awarded a certificate of Achievement. In April 2022 Elif received her Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) Certification. Elif is supporting the education of children with autism spectrum and related disorders in northern and middle Germany and is able to help families who speak German, English or Turkish.