Dr. Jimena Mekras, Ph.d.,bcba-dJimena Mekras has been working for BAI since 2011. She received her doctoral degree in developmental psychology in 2012 from Florida International University, focusing on prenatal and postnatal factors involved in the development of perception, learning, and memory. She has presented her work at the Society for Research in Child Development and International Society for Developmental Psychobiology conferences. Her experience working as an autism therapist at BAI encouraged her to expand her training in ABA. Jimena is currently a board certified behavior analyst and clinical supervisor at the Kendall Center.


  • Verbal behavior acquisition
  • Research


  • Ph.D. in Psychology from Florida International University
  • M.S. in Psychology from Florida International University
  • B.S. in Psychology from University of Florida


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  • Traveling
Celecia Lyew Kong, M.S.,BCBA
Gesell Gavidia-Layton, M.S.,BCBA