A doula provides support, knowledge, and comfort to the family she works with. Postpartum doulas are especially important because they serve during a period of transition when parents and baby are adjusting to their new roles, relationships and finding their places in the world.
I've had a long journey to becoming a doula, slowly nourishing my interest in birth work and women's health since my final year of college. Wanting to put the knowledge I gathered to practice, I chose to become a certified postpartum doula through Carriage House Birth in Brooklyn.
As a doula, I draw on my experiences in community health education, health communications and academic research to provide information and resources in a non-judging and accessible way. My goal is to provide the families I work with the support and knowledge they need to confidently be able to care for themselves and their children.
I hold an MPH with a focus in Community Health Education from Hunter College, a BS in Community and International Development from University of Vermont, and a Certificate in Digital Health Communications from Tufts University. I enjoy spending time checking out local goods at the farmers' market, taking my dog Halle on hikes, and cooking delicious meals for my family and friends.