Growing up in Central Massachusetts, I was the only female child of my mother's friends and when they got together they would let me sit and listen while they told their birth stories. From that young age, I realized how much that moment mattered to women and how clearly they remembered the details of their labors and births 5, 10, even 30 years later. In school, I was pulled to biology and anthropology and was fascinated by the different and universal cultural approaches to adolescence, pregnancy, and childbirth. After receiving a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Bowdoin College, I took a much-needed brain break and spent several years playing in the snow and rivers of the Intermountain West. The desire to be a midwife solidified while working at Planned Parenthood and I made my way to the University of Pennsylvania where I trained as a Midwife and Women's Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner. Feeling pulled back to Massachusetts, I've worked at the North Shore Birth Center, Cambridge Birth Center, and Cape Cod Hospital where I've had amazing experiences with both in- and out-of-hospital births.
I am so excited to be joining the Midwives at Mt Auburn. When I'm not working, you can find me traveling, cooking, knitting, and exploring New England with my dog Odin.