Sarah is a doctoral student in the College of Nursing. She is a board-certified nurse-midwife and an international board-certified lactation consultant. Sarah earned a bachelor's degree in integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a second bachelor’s and a master's degree in nursing at Oregon Health and Science University. Originally from Southern California, Sarah has spent her midwifery career in rural and urban New Mexico and in Tucson. Clinically, she specializes in breastfeeding medicine and perinatal mental health. Her research interests include the intersection of breastfeeding, epigenetics, social determinants of health, and the microbiome. Sarah enjoys working in the yard with her young son, yoga, reading, laughing, and trying to learn to garden and care for chickens in the desert.