I’ve been interested in birth work since I was a graduate student, when I started to study the variety of intimacies that we cultivate in and outside of our bodies. When I became pregnant with my first child in 2015, what started out as an intellectual pursuit took on a completely new form. It wasn’t long before I decided to become a doula.
In my birth work, I draw from my experience as a parent, teacher, and academic researcher: I work to guide you through the overwhelming amount of information available to parents, and empower you to figure out what feels right for you, without judgment. I’ve learned that it’s easier to build lasting strength and resilience when you are well informed about your options and have trust in your team.
I love to work with birthing parents and families of every sort. My birth and postpartum doula training is through Carriage House Birth in Brooklyn. I also hold a PhD in English literature from Indiana University and a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. I live in New York City with my partner, our two children, and our dog, Gordy.