Education and Training

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 learned about midwifery and knew almost instantly that I wanted to change paths and become a midwife.  I met with my future preceptor, Maryn Green, and started my traditional home birth apprenticeship a few weeks later.  She was my primary midwifery 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 65+ births so far, primarily at home, but also in birth center and hospital settings.