The reason I became a midwife and my philosophy of care are one in the same. Every individual, regardless of where they are born, their socioeconomic status, their race or ethnicity, their gender identity, has the right to choose if and when they conceive. And, when they do, they should be honored and supported both physically and emotionally so as to be empowered by their journey through pregnancy and birth.
After graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in English & Political Science, I went into the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, West Africa. It is there that I experienced birth first-hand and witnessed so many lives affected by limited access to quality, respectful, sexual and reproductive health care. This is when I vowed to pursue a career in midwifery. Upon return to the US, I attended midwifery school at Yale University.
As a midwife, I have been in clinical practice in the Boston area as well as the rural Southwest. In addition, I feel passionate about continuing to support individuals where the burden of maternal mortality and morbidity is highest, so I have also spent time working in Haiti and Sub-Saharan Africa.
When not practicing midwifery, I love spending time outdoors with my husband and 3 boys hiking, skiing, running, biking.