Registered Behavior Technician. I provide services to autistic individuals and consult with their families to provide the best ABA services possible.
What has been your proudest accomplishment?
Being inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa, the Religious Studies honor society.
Who is a leader you most admire and why?
I most admire the late manager of the New York Yankees, Casey Stengel. He was able to help out his players when he needed to and was not afraid to get his hands dirty in order to get the job done.
What are some words of wisdom for the next generation leaders?
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. Don't be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone to get what you want. Don't be afraid to speak your mind.
What is something you’ve had to overcome?
I have had to overcome so much in my life, from my battle with autism and just the overall impact of the COVID pandemic, but one major thing I've overcome is a battle with depression. I have had it for the better part of 7 years and it helps to help others out even when you're feeling down. Never be afraid to reach out for help or anything of the sort when you need it.
How did your SJU education set you up for success?
SJU set me up for success by teaching me skills that I would have never learned, like self-advocacy and how I can help others.
David Hummel’s family once wondered if he would go to college at all. But Hummel ‘20 has become a mentor to other students on the autism spectrum through his work with the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support.