Dr. Amanda N. Kelly, was first introduced to the science of behavior analysis, after meeting a young child with autism, while pursuing a career in elementary education. After graduating with her bachelors in Elementary Education from Shepherd University, Dr. Kelly moved from West Virginia to Massachusetts, where she completed coursework and supervision requirements to obtain her BCaBA. Dr. Kelly continued studying the science of behavior analysis, earning her masters and doctorate in Behavior Analysis from Simmons University, and obtaining her BCBA and BCBA-D, respectively. After successfully defending her doctoral dissertation, Dr. Kelly relocated from New England to the island of Oʻahu, where she championed autism insurance and advocated for licensure for behavior analysts. In 2016, Dr. Kelly became the first behavior analyst licensed in Hawaiʻi. Throughout her career, Dr. Kelly has focused on showcasing effective applications of behavior analysis, most notably extending to areas of education, public policy, ethics, and sustainable behavior change. Due to her effective dissemination and advocacy efforts, Dr. Kelly has been awarded the Jerry Shook Practitioner of the Year (2012), Advocacy Group of the Year (2015), and Provider Advocate of the Year (2019). Dr. Kelly is considered a thought-leader in behavior analysis and education and is often highly sought after as a speaker at national, as well as international events (Thailand, Israel, Philippines).