I've always been intrigued by the pregnancy and birth processes, women's health, and therapy. Being a doula naturally combines all of those! After I attended my first birth, I was instantly drawn to the prospect of being a birth partner. I love being a doula because it gives me the opportunity to educate birthing people and their families of their choices, be an ally for their reproductive and mental health, and validate their feelings, instincts, and celebrations. I trust and believe that every person deserves a supportive companion before, during, and after their birth.
With over ten years of experience as a preschool and art teacher, I have a deep sensitivity to the emotional needs of young ones. I love working with siblings of new babies to help nurture their natural curiosity of childbirth.
When I am not being a doula, I am an artist and teacher, and I work with the lovely team at Blossom Birth and Family in Palo Alto. I make paper flowers and I am a painter. I love making concoctions in my kitchen like tea and baked goods, and I love spending time with husband, friends, and two cats Elliot and Evelyn.