I am a nurse-midwife and women's health nurse practitioner, and have worked in Native American health clinics in rural northern Wisconsin for my entire career.
I am also a certified birth doula, DONA birth doula trainer and Dancing for Birth instructor. My background is in community health, particularly maternal and child health and Indigenous health care. My research background has been primarily in qualitative and community-based research, examining the barriers to, and supports for midwifery in Indigenous communities.
My research agenda focuses on advancing cultural safety in health care and my overarching goal is to support improved health equity and cultural safety in the U.S..
I am a full-time faculty member at Frontier, as Course Coordinator of PC701- Principles of Health Promotion.