When I first learned about midwifery I was compelled to be a part of a profession that cares for women while embracing the valuable role they hold in their families and in their communities. Midwifery is to me the perfect model of care to promote normalcy and empower women in all stages and throughout their lives. After graduating with my nursing degree from Binghamton University I dedicated time as a labor and delivery nurse for several years and gained a foundation in the art of supporting women during birth. I then traveled to Portland to complete my midwifery education at Oregon Health and Science University. During my final semester, I had the opportunity to work alongside midwives in a birthing center in Arizona on the Native American Reservation and witnessed the importance of tradition and community in which women are a part of. I have since returned home to upstate New York to practice as a midwife closer to my own network of family.
My interests in midwifery include facilitating group prenatal care, supporting physiologic birth in the hospital setting, empowering women, and promoting shared decision making. I also hold a passion for global women's health and have spent time volunteering in Sri Lanka.
In my spare time, I love being outdoors, dabble in yoga and photography, and enjoy spending time with my husband and our amazing little boy.