PSU Abington alum, entrepreneur founds two ABA consulting firms

Quintara Tucker, a 2015 graduate of Penn State Abington, was recently featured by PSU News for her accomplishments as an applied behavioral analyst (ABA) and as an author, trainer, speaker, coach and entrepreneur who supports ABA professionals in public schools, clinics and home settings. 

Tucker has earned her credentials as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, International Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Specialist, along with a master’s degree in developmental psychology.

In addition to working with children on the autism spectrum, Tucker and her sister founded ABA Sissyahs LLC (logo pictured above), which provides ABA students and professionals with support, mentorship and supervision. 

Through a separate consulting business, she provides multicultural, trauma-informed and natural environment coaching on ABA strategies that parents can implement in their homes to encourage communication, daily routine and self-help skills, community involvement and job coaching. 

Tucker comes back to Abington regularly to support fellow first generation college students. She received an award from Abington’s I’m First program for her dedication. She also serves on the Abington Alumni Society Board, and she speaks on an ethics panel led by a faculty member. 

“There were times I didn’t think I was going to make it out of Abington, so I come back to spread positivity,” she said. 

Tucker is pursuing a doctorate in applied behavior analysis, which she plans to complete next year. 

“I want to see where life takes me after I finish my doctorate, but my ultimate goal is to be a college professor. I was influenced by so many of the greats at Abington,” she said. 

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