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ABOUT

Hello, my friend and welcome to Aviva Consulting! I'm Laurel Perlow (she/her) MA, founder and CEO. I'm so glad you're here. 

Aviva Consulting is the culmination of my education, career experience, and life long passion for advocacy. After graduating with my BA in Political Science from the University of California San Diego, I worked for roughly fifteen years in the non-profit space meeting and advocating for vulnerable populations. I gained valuable insight on the human experience and how people are affected by racism, poverty, disenfranchisement, violence, and other compounding struggles. While it was heartbreaking to hear about the obstacles facing society, I made deeply heartfelt connections; providing guidance and resources to clients. This gave me immense satisfaction and also hope for a positive community impact. I completed graduate level course work in the Master's of Social Work program at University of Wisconsin Madison and later completed my Master's in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis at Arizona State University with a 4.0 GPA. I wanted to become a more informed parent and learn more about neurodiversity. Most students in my cohort had plans to become special education teachers or Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) to work in a clinical setting. Early on in the program, I wondered why no one was using this skill set to bolster social change. I felt an urgency to apply those same behavioral science concepts to a human resources setting to affirmatively further DEI practices in the workplace. Drawing on the statistical analysis skills I used in my undergraduate political science courses along with behavioral science evidence-based practices, and human resources, I created Aviva Consulting. Currently, I am accruing supervision hours to sit for the BCBA exam and strengthen my behavioral science repertoire. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube to keep up with current events. Thank you for joining me on my journey!

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