Tiffanie Hawkins


Tiffanie graduated with a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Arizona in 2010. While at the University of Arizona, she worked as a 1:1 aide in a classroom setting with a child with autism. Tiffanie loved watching his progress and learned about a variety of different strategies to teach a child with autism from his parents. 

In 2011, Tiffanie moved to Phoenix, Arizona to further her education and career working with children with autism. She worked as a Clinical Interventionist for three years at the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC). There she worked as a Clinical Interventionist in the Community School’s inclusive preschool in the preschool and Pre-K classrooms where she ran 1:1 sessions, led parent education sessions, and developed interventions for a variety of children with an autism diagnosis. 

Tiffanie moved to Seattle in 2014 to pursue a Master’s of Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Washington. While at the University of Washington, Tiffanie completed a practicum placement working at STEPS as a therapy assistant as well as completing a second practicum placement at Seattle Children’s Hospital. During her time at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Tiffanie gained experience in the implementation of augmentative and alternative communication devices for children and adults who had an autism diagnosis. All of her experiences thus far have fostered her desire to become a behavioral consultant and she was thrilled to officially join the STEPS team as a BCBA consultant in January 2016. In her free time, Tiffanie loves spending time with friends and family, playing and watching sports (Go Wildcats!) and traveling the world.

Heather Suarez Co-Founder and
Administrative Director
Erin Benzikry Co-Owner and
Clinical Director
Tiffanie Hawkins BCBA Molly Ewbank BCBA and Scheduling Coordinator Erica Lee Behavior Technician Zoe Groff Behavior Technician Amanda Strickland Office Administrator Jennie Trujillo BCBA Vivian Tran Behavior Therapist