Yookyung Chang is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (1-22-59156) from Queens, New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Barnard College, Columbia University. After graduating, Yookyung worked in various lines of work. However, her interest in ABA grew when she encountered a student with autism while working as an after-school teacher. She always had a passion for working with children, and her deep interest in child development and psychology led her to earn a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Queens College, CUNY.
Yookyung started working in ABA as a sibling training instructor at her fellowship site, which primarily focused on researching, building, and fostering relationships between children with autism and their typically developing siblings. Additionally, she worked as a skills leader. As a skills leader, she trained other sibling training instructors, created behavior programs for children with autism, and supervised undergraduate students in implementing those programs. Upon completion of the coursework and other requirements, Yookyung sat for the board examination and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2022. Currently, she works as a direct care service provider and continues to participate in sibling relationship research. Yookyung is passionate about ABA and wishes to grow further in her knowledge and experience so that she can continue to help make a meaningful impact in the lives of the many individuals whom she can help.
In her free time, Yookyung enjoys spending time with her friends and family, cooking and traveling,
and playing active sports such as golf and tennis.