I am a Health At Every Size Licensed Master of Social Work, labor doula, Certified Lactation Counselor and Lamaze Childbirth Educator. Having worked as a doula since 2013, I have experience supporting families in a wide range of births including unmedicated, medicated, high risk, multiples, breech presentation, VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) and planned cesarean. As a Health At Every Size advocate, I write about body size and pregnancy and facilitate workshops for birth workers and pregnant folks that focus on cultivating body positive and weight-neutral tools to navigate pregnancy, postpartum and beyond.
In 2009 I graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Gender Studies where my passion for Women’s Health began to crystalize. I obtained my Masters from NYU Silver School of Social Work and began supporting families as a labor doula shortly after. I have studied psychoanalytic and social theories on food and embodiment at The Women's Therapy Centre Institute. Additionally, I have worked at The Body Positive in Berkeley CA and The New School in NYC facilitating workshops around body positivity, size discrimination and intuitive eating. Currently I am pursuing graduate studies in Anthropology at The New School for Social Research focusing on fat phobia and reproductive health.