Reina Factor, M.S.
Reina is a clinical psychology intern in the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities track at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Reina has been working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for over 16 years, starting at a summer camp for children with speech delays, and working in various research and clinical settings. She completed her undergraduate degree at Emory University and after graduating worked as a research associate in the Kasari Lab at UCLA for two years. After this, she began graduate school at Virginia Tech and is completing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Her research interests focus on social and emotional development in children with ASD, highlighting the impact of systems (e.g., peers, parents, the family) and how they inform interventions, by looking at mechanisms of change and treatment outcomes.