Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis

To educate, advocate for, and support both providers and consumers 
of Applied Behavior Analysis.

HABA Student Members

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HABA Student Members receive a reduced discounted annual membership of $15 per year. Membership benefits include reduced student-rate registration fees to HABA events throughout the year. When signing up at the student rate, please send an email to treasurer@hawaiiaba.org verifying student membership, including proof of enrollment in an academic degree program, internship, or residency program relevant to a career in behavior analysis. As a HABA Student Member, you are invited to attend quarterly meetings run by the HABA Student Representative. Meetings will be held via teleconference, with in-person options as well.  HABA Student meetings are a great opportunity to share experiences and brainstorm ideas with one another. The Student Representative will reach out to all HABA Student Members when the next meeting is scheduled.  HABA Student Members are encouraged to communicate any concerns, questions, or ideas to the Student Representative at any time. The Student Representative will then bring said ideas to the HABA board for discussion and review. Sign up today! Only $15

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HABA's 2019 Student Representative - Celeste Nishijima

Celeste is a registered behavior technician at ABC Group Hawaii. She has worked in the field of applied behavior analysis for over four years, starting as a behavioral instructor at the Lovaas Institute in Los Angeles. She worked her way up to become a Supervisor-in-Training at ABC Group. She is part of the University of West Florida’s Hawaii ABA cohort and is pursuing a M.A. in Exceptional Student Education with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis. Her interests include verbal behavior and acceptance and commitment therapy.

Mission Statement


Committee Members

Current Members

ABAI Student members constitute a significant proportion of the association's total membership. The ABAI Student Committee's mission is to provide organizational support for ABAI Student members in order to promote participation in ABAI, as well as professional growth, and to enable members to contribute to the science of behavior analysis.

The Student Committee of ABAI consists of three Student members who are elected by current Student members to serve three-year terms (current, past, and elect).


Kenneth Jacobs, Student Representative


Jonathan Friedel, Past Student Representative


Christina Peters, Student Representative-Elect