Jennifer Salazar, MA, BCBA

Clinical Director
Jennifer Salazar
The rat is always right.B.F. Skinner

Jennifer Salazar, MA, BCBA, Breakthrough Leader

M.A. Applied Behavior Analysis with Emphasis in Autism
Florida International University (BA), Ball State University (MA)
7 years working in the field of ABA, specializing working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Spending time with my family, Boating, and Dancing
Born and Raised: Born in Havana, Cuba raised in Sunny Miami, Florida


I initially got into the field of ABA in 2012 when my first child was born. I was originally taking undergraduate courses at FIU to become a nurse when I stumbled across an Intro to ABA course with Dr. Anibal Gutierrez (now of UM-CARD). That course, along with me becoming a brand new mom, inspired me to dive deeper into the field of ABA (I didn’t even know it was the most effective evidence-based treatment for children with Autism.. I just thought it would provide me with great tools in being a parent!). Fast forward a few years and I am now a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and FreshStart’s Clinical Director. I absolutely love what I do and am extremely passionate about ABA. Seeing  the Breakthroughs our clients and families have thanks to our effective treatment is a huge reinforcer for me. The team-driven culture at FreshStarts nourishes collaboration and supports professional development. I love being part of the FreshStarts family and look forward in welcoming you to our team!