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Ava Swanstrom, B.A.

Ava Swanstrom, B.A., is a former Intake and Research Coordinator at CFI. Ava was instrumental in developing our Equity Research and continues to consult and volunteer with WCF’s Research Team.

Ava graduated in December of 2020 from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies. Throughout her time at Alabama, Ava worked as a peer mentor to undergraduate students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As a UA-ACTS mentor, she guided college students to develop social and academic skills in order to nurture confidence in the challenging transition from high school to college life. Ava also worked as a research assistant in Dr. Bradley White’s Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems Lab, testing a computerized treatment for children with callous-unemotional traits and developing new formats of a school-based prevention program for at-risk youth.

Ava is now pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Loma Linda University where her research centers on parenting stress in families of children with ASD, as well as understanding the needs of culturally diverse families of children with ASD.

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