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Erika Arens

Behavior Specialist

Erika Arens

Erika knew she wanted to work directly with people at a very young age. Her childhood dream job was a pediatric oncologist. Through her studies, she realized that she enjoyed learning about the mind’s complex physiological and biological components and how they make us who we are. Erika graduated from the USF in May 2017. She studied psychology, sociology and german; with the hopes to pursue a master’s degree in social welfare.

Post undergrad, Erika was working with autistic children providing ABA therapy. In her free time, she likes to volunteer with a children’s grief camp. This experience has solidified her passion for working with children facing challenges. 


  • University of San Francisco


  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
  • CPR Certified


  • German