My fascination with pregnancy and birth began at the age of three. I watched with awe and inspiration as my mother pushed my baby sister into this world with the help of a midwife, and it was all I could talk about for a long time. In college, I was drawn towards women's studies in the sciences, humanities, and social studies, and as soon as I graduated (with a degree in French Literature) I trained to be a doula to experience first-hand the world of birth. I was consistently inspired both by the power of the women who I attended in labor, and by the continuous compassion and support provided by the midwives taking care of them.
I graduated from Yale School of Nursing in 2008, and have been working at Mount Auburn in full scope midwifery practice ever since. I love being a part of this community and supporting women during the transition to motherhood. During my career here, I have especially enjoyed teaching many midwifery students and watching them grow into fledgling midwives.
Since starting my career at Mount Auburn, I myself have become a mother. I live in Arlington with my husband and two wild young boys, both born into the hands of midwives. When there is time I enjoy watching my kids play baseball, gardening, knitting, and spinning with friends. In my past life, I used to be a traveler and a photographer. I have traveled all over the world with my family and with friends, from Asia to Africa to the Arctic, and one day hope to return to being a globetrotter.