Michael Duenas loves all things Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and is definitely a person who makes it happen. With effective communication as a strong suit, Michael emphasizes, “Being a good conversationalist doesn’t mean talking a lot. It’s having the ability to get other people to talk to you.” His favorite part of his job is teaching often-isolated people how to develop close friendships and live a more fulfilling life.
Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and social behavior from the University of California in 2011. After completing his degree, he worked for a social work agency and a career-development program for adults with developmental disabilities. When he learned about the field of ABA, Michael enrolled in a graduate program and earned his master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in ABA, followed by his BCBA.
Michael grew up loving sports, which are still a big part of his life. One of his favorite things is sharing his love of sports with his two young children, and he says that a large part of time together with his kids is spent playing anything that involves a ball.”