I am a midwife, lactation consultant, aspiring genealogist, and homeschooling mom striving to create a better world for the next generation to inherit. My passion for quality healthcare and education comes from a deep respect for my ancestors and the sacrifices they made so that future generations would have endless opportunities available to them. Midwifery care has been a normal part of my family for as long as anyone can remember and I am honored to be able to combine the traditions of the past with the evidence-based care of today.
After graduating from Mills College in Oakland, California, I became a birth and postpartum doula. I have since attended hundreds of births at home, in birth centers, and in hospitals. My midwifery training began with a formal apprenticeship with local midwife, Rosanna Davis, followed by an internship and residency at Casa de Nacimiento, a busy birth center in El Paso, Texas. I completed the academic program at National Midwifery Institute and received my midwifery license from the Medical Board of California in 2010. I am also a Certified Professional Midwife through the North American Registry of Midwives. I have been a volunteer leader with La Leche League since 2016 and I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2019.