In 2014, I gave birth to my first child. It was a transformative experience, not least because I recognized that we do not live in a society that readily recognizes the specific needs that surround the growth of a family. Every new parent deserves an extra helping hand, compassionate ear, and support person or people during this demanding (yet rewarding!) time. Now as a mother to two, I increasingly appreciate and understand what a unique ride parenting is.
Prior to my work as a doula and lactation specialist, I worked in the non-profit sector for many years, followed by private-sector work bringing value to the non-profit community. Today I grant-write and consult for a variety of non-profits in addition to my important work with families. I also have the great privilege to serve the mothers and babies at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, NY. I have a BA from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and an MA in Women's Studies from Claremont Graduate University.