Christine Salas is from the Greater New York area. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Montclair State University and a Master of Science in Psychology, specializing in applied behavior analysis, from Capella University. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology with an area of study in Behavior Analysis at Capella University. While completing her doctorate, Christine obtained a higher education teaching certificate from Harvard University’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning and a certificate in early education leadership (CEEL) through the Zaentz Professional Learning Academy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She also holds a National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) Executive Leadership Certificate and a QBS, Safety-Care certification in crisis prevention training and safety crisis management. Christine is the recipient of Capella University’s Alumni Doctoral Scholarship, Montclair State University’s Sigma Xi Research Award, and had been awarded Montclair State University’s Sokol Student Research Grant.

Christine is a Behavior Analyst and Clinical Coordinator providing clients with intensive one-on-one behavioral support and ABA therapy services in home-based, school, and community settings and social skills groups. Christine is a member the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) focus group, and is a member of PSI CHI, the International Honor Society of Psychology. She is part of the Global Eagala Network as an Eagala Certified Equine Specialist and is Eagala’s Research Committee’s current Vice Chair and Bibliography Subcommittee Lead. Christine has enjoyed volunteering for many years at local equine-assisted therapy facilities, assisting with occupational, adaptive, and speech-related programs for individuals with special needs. Christine’s current area of research includes evaluating the effects of verbal behavior (VB) therapy for individuals diagnosed with autism during animal-assisted therapy (AAT), on and off horseback.