Virtual Reality: Our Modern Day Operant Chamber
Annie Escalante, MS, BCBA, Co-Founder and Andy Chavez, MSE, Co-Founder
Annie Escalante Bio: Annie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and co-founder of BehaviorMe, a virtual reality company producing simulations for the caring fields, starting with Applied Behavior Analysis. Simulations are composed of specified trainings to prepare and expose new therapists and behavior technicians to what therapy is like before stepping foot into a therapy session with a child or an adult. She received her Master of Science in Counseling & Behavior Analysis from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Florida International University. She has over 10 years of experience working with children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities in a variety of environments including: clinics, schools, and group home settings. Her passion lies in the intersection of technology and innovative approaches to clinical applications and meaningful instruction and training via XR. Annie is currently the Entrepreneur-In-Residence for BoostVC and is a past Fellow with Oculus Launch Pad. She currently resides in San Mateo, CA with her mischievous rescue, Kylo.
Andy Chavez Bio: Andy holds a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida, with a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute. Andy develops business and marketing strategy with a keen eye on maintaining vision, clarity, and focus for BehaviorMe