Erica Ranade


Erica Ranade (she/her/hers) is a doctoral student in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Middle and Secondary Education, and Special Education in Curriculum and Instruction. She completed her MS (Psychology) and SSP (School Psychology) at Illinois State University. Erica is currently a Graduate Research Assistant for The Early Childhood Research Center. She spent the past nine years working as a school psychologist and behavior analyst in schools, clinics, and private practices specializing in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. Erica is passionate about working to address systemic barriers to early intervention and medical diagnosis. Erica is a Licensed Psychological Practitioner in Kentucky and lectures part-time in the MEd in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Applied Behavior Analysis program at University of Louisville. In her spare time, Erica enjoys going to concerts, playing guitar, and plant-based cooking.