I am a native Oregonian, born and raised in Salem. I am married and have three beautiful children, two of which I had during my midwifery training. I have been in birth work since early 2014, serving in hospitals, birth centers, and homes. I began course work and studying the art of midwifery in April 2015. I graduated in March 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery from Birthingway College of Midwifery in Portland, Oregon. Birthingway is an accreditated institution by the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC). I am certified by the North American Registry of Midwives, licensed in the state of Oregon, and a member of the Oregon Midwifery Council.
My passion for midwifery has always been access to care. As a Latinx and Native person, who has had midwifery care and has completed midwifery training. I know the challenges faced when trying to access compassionate and mindful midwifery care, and midwifery education. As a midwife, my goal is to reclaim the art of midwifery for the communities that need it the most.
I am one of the newest beneficiaries of the Bigger Table Fund provided by NACPM (National Association of Certified Profesional Midwives) I am excited to have the opportunity to use the funds given to me to drive my midwifery practice and the greater plan I have to fund free midwifery education, paid midwifery apprenticeships, and access to free or low-cost midwifery care to anyone through donations made to the Maravilla Midwifery Fund.