I am passionate about the importance of translating research into action and education. My three years of experience collecting data in Bolivia and Guatemala were accompanied by public health outreach in breastfeeding education and promotion, educating mothers on infant development and the importance of early interactions, and maternal health and nutrition.

In San Diego, I am training to become a volunteer babywearing educator with Babywearing International to share the benefits of mother-infant physical contact (the topic of my dissertation) with mothers in the community.

I am also a contributing science writer for the Baby Tula Blog, where I have written about the research underlying the benefits of physical contact, using skin-to-skin contact with your baby, and the connection between physical contact and crying prevention.