I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies from Northern Arizona University in 2010 and began a graduate program the following fall. Part way through the semester I knew that I wanted to change paths and start studying midwifery. I met with my future preceptor, Maryn Green, and started my traditional home birth apprenticeship a few weeks later. She was my primary mentor for five years, during which time I also worked with 5 other midwives (many more if you count all the amazing mentors and teachers!). In February and March 2016, I apprenticed as a primary midwife at Better Birth, a high volume birth center in Utah. Over the course of 5 years I did intensive self study and guided study with my preceptor and completed coursework with Ancient Art Midwifery Institute. I am certified in CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation. Through these experiences I have attended 55+ births so far, primarily at home, but also in birth center and hospital settings.