defy spotlight

 

GIVING KICK-ASS PEEPS FROM OUR COMMUNITY THE SPOTLIGHT.

Let's create a safe space for others to use their voice.

This month we’re recognizing Leticia Toro. 

It feels so funny to think about this since my career feels like such a huge part of who I am. I am a Paraguayan immigrant woman in Canada, super passionate, home/family/animal/nature lover. I am a scientist at heart, a dancer, and love a good book, good music, and a cup of hot chocolate on a rainy day with my family. 

What do you enjoy?

I really enjoy volunteering. I deeply enjoy teaching and sharing my knowledge of ABA with others. I love seeing the little lightbulb turning on as people learn and grow. Other than that, I enjoy learning myself!!! I always joke that I could be in school forever. I love reading, music, dancing, spending time at home with my family and in nature.

What is your biggest bucket list item?

To open a clinic and bring ABA to my native Paraguay. ABA is not known in many parts of Latin America. My first step has been to create a podcast (KuñABA) in which I have started speaking about ABA , sharing basic information in Spanish. I am not great in social media but can talk for ages, therefore a podcast worked perfectly.
European family vacation!

What is your “why” for being in ABA?

I have a number of why's :) but a couple of my most recent, salient ones are: Creating healthy environments for others (working, living, and learning environments). Also, watching people getting to a place where they believe in themselves, their abilities, feeling great and proud of who they are. This extends from my learners, to parents, and to the staff I work with. ABA gives us the power to empower others, teach them in a way that is so effective that they are fully comfortable in their skills and are able to go on and fulfill their own dreams. 

Do you know someone who deserves to be featured?

Nominate them here!