Behavior Specialist

Melissa Ricca joined the Brilla team in 2023 as a Behavior Specialist. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Education and Applied Behavior Analysis, both earned at Felician University in Lodi, NJ. She enjoys volunteering her time as a soccer coach, cooking with her son, and spending time with friends and family.

“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”

- Nelson Mandela
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