Little did I know when I started college at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), studying engineering, that I would end up living in Rochester for most of my adulthood, a polyglot (English, American Sign Language, & Spanish), a mother of 2 boys, and a women's healthcare provider! Along my journey I have received an associates' degree, two bachelors', and now a doctorate with a specialty in Midwifery. Prior to midwifery I have worked for over 25 years in medical, educational, and performing arts arenas as a nationally certified sign language interpreter. It is through interpreting that I became so interested in women's healthcare and the amazing process and experience of birth, having had multiple exposures through my work. I thrive on professional and personal interaction and love to problem solve and explore creative solutions to challenges. My research interests include women's health, healthcare communication, health literacy, and access to care. In addition to practicing midwifery, I am also an adjunct faculty of both Stony Brook University and Rochester Institute of Technology, where I help to grow future midwives and medically specialized sign language interpreters.
I am a New Jersey native who enjoys family time, creativity, reading and travel. I value the opportunity I have been given as a provider of full scope women's health care, and look forward to having the opportunities to listen to, support, educate, and walk with women at all stages of their life. I am proud to provide care in English and ASL. I am also a member of the LGBTQ+ community and welcome patients of all backgrounds to my practice.