Emily Byers, MS, BCBA, LBA

Board Certified Applied Behavioral Analyst


Emily began her career at BRAINS in October of 2023. She has over four years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has worked with individuals ranging from ages 2-19 years old. Emily is passionate about providing high quality care that improves the quality of life for the individuals she serves.

Emily grew up in West Michigan. She acquired her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Michigan State University, gaining clinical experience at their Early Learning Institute. She currently lives in Jenison with her fiancé, her two dogs, Maia and Gnocchi, and her cat Yoder. In her free time, Emily enjoys going to the gym, reading, and various kinds of crafts.


  • Bachelor of Science, Behavioral Neuroscience – Grand Valley State University
  • Master of Science, Applied Behavior Analysis – Michigan State University

Areas of Interest

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Behavioral Challenges
  • Functional Communication Training