Maira Tafolla, B.A., is a third year PhD student in the Lord Lab at the University of California, Los Angeles. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A in psychology and a minor in Disability Studies. For the past two years she was working as an early intervention therapist on a few clinical trials for minimally verbal children with ASD under the mentorship of Dr. Connie Kasari and Dr. Amanda Gulsrud. Her research interests range from assessment to intervention for individuals with ASD. She is specifically interested in working with bilingual Latinx populations. She is currently working on a few coding projects in the Lord lab and works as a practicum student at the ABC Child Program.