Noelle Jacobsen, DNP, APRN, CNM is Course Faculty for the Department of Midwifery & Women’s Health. A first-generation American of Norwegian immigrants, she was raised in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. She has been a Central Florida resident since 2004 where she has worked as a full-scope midwife in both the private and public sectors. Her professional experience includes administration of a public health department’s CNM practice with a hospital-based birth service; precepting APRN, PA, MD & DO students; and educating undergraduate nursing students. Dr. Jacobsen’s professional interests include social justice especially reproductive and birth justice, access to perinatal mental health, advocacy for advancing the nurse practitioner profession, group prenatal care, lactation, & innovative education for nurse practitioner & nurse-midwife students. She is a member of ACNM, ANA, NLN, NPWH, & NSRH. Her personal interests include travel, reading, baking, and all ocean-related activities. She lives with her husband and 2 rescue cats on Lake Orienta in Altamonte Springs, FL.