I was born in Dallas and have called DFW home my whole life. It could be said that midwifery is in my DNA, as my great grandmother was a midwife and my grandmother was a postpartum nurse. I graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2005 and quickly found my home in women's services. I worked as a Labor and Delivery nurse at Baylor Medical Center in Irving and quickly knew I had found my calling. While working in nursing, I also volunteered my time to provide education regarding prenatal care, sexuality, and health promotion to at risk teens in Tarrant County- something I still enjoy doing today. My passion for educating women and encouraging them to be active members of their healthcare team, led me pursue a carreer in midwifery. I attended Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing and graduated in 2011 with my Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in midwifery. After receiving my certification, I started a midwifery practice at MacArthur Medical Center in Irving where I had the pleasure of catching babies, empowering moms, and educating families for nearly 5 years. I am thrilled that my path has led me to work with this incredible group of midwives who share my passion for supporting women and families and evidence-based practice.