Sarah Ann Kagawa-Purohit


Sarah Ann Kagawa-Purohit is an Assistant Principal of Behavior-Analytic Programs who has been working in the field for 7 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  During her undergraduate career, she worked as an after-school program director.  Upon graduating, she began working as a behavior interventionist for various profit and non-profit agencies that provided services for children in both the home and school settings. 

Sarah continued her academic development by concurrently obtaining her Masters of Science-Counseling with an option in Applied Behavior Analysis at California State University Los Angeles, after which she passed the BCBA certification exam and was promoted to a supervisory role. She possesses an innate passion for her work with children that stems from her childhood relationships.  Sarah is especially interested in the topic of interpersonal communication and social skills, due to its tremendous impact on an individual’s ability to integrate with society and maintain quality of life. She enjoys spending her time exploring new hiking trails and different types of restaurants with her husband. 



09/29/2015 and 05/30/2016: Overview of the Functional Behavior Assessment Process and the Translated Indirect Functional Assessment Interview – Japanese for ABAI’s Eighth International Conference in Kyoto, Japan/ ABAI’s 42nd Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois