Sacha Cartagena is a special education researcher with 10 years of experience in the field ranging from classroom teaching, higher education, and technical assistance. Her research interests include teacher education, inclusive practices, and meeting the social-emotional and behavioral needs of students with cognitive disabilities. Her dissertation intersects these concepts by using the Universal Design for Learning framework to enhance an online module on functional behavior assessments for teacher candidates. Currently, Sacha is involved with special education teacher preparation and educational research at the University of Central Florida where she is a Ph.D. Candidate.