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Samantha Bonilla

Behavior Specialist

Samantha Bonilla

Samantha graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a BS in Psychology and Minor in Child Development. She has worked with young children and teens with a range of developmental delays, trauma, and emotional and behavioral issues. In her time as an undergraduate, she volunteered as a Programming Assistant with the “Students Supporting Special Needs” division to create fun events for students with special needs and their families. Additionally, she interned with Martha’s Place Children’s Center, supporting young children 0-5 years who suffer from Prenatal Substance Exposure and/or trauma. Before working at CHC, she was a lead preschool teacher at Early Bird Preschool and supported students in achieving developmental milestones. Samantha holds an interest in developmental psychopathology and aspires to become a clinical therapist for children and adolescents.


  • BS, Psychology, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo