Experience and Affiliations

2018

CORE ORGANIZER & FULL SPECTRUM DOULA - FULL SPECTRUM DOULAS

APPRENTICE DOULA - SWEDISH HOSPITAL DOULA PROGRAM

COMMUNITY DOULA - OPEN ARMS PERINATAL SERVICES

INTERN - MAIA MIDWIFERY & FERTILITY

VOLUNTEER - PENNY SIMKIN HOSPITAL BIRTH CLASS


SPECIALIZED TRAINING & LEARNING

PRESENT - SPRING 2019

ONLINE BIRTH + POSTPARTUM DOULA ONLINE TRAINING & PATH 2 CERTIFICATION PROGRAM - DOULA TRAININGS INTERNATIONAL

ONLINE CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR TRAINING & CERTIFICATION PROGRAM - DOULA TRAININGS INTERNATIONAL

2019

COMMUNITY OUTREACH PERINATAL EDUCATION (COPE) PROGRAM -THE JJ WAY INSTITUTE (COMMONSENSE CHILDBIRTH

2018

ACCOMPANYING THE DYING: A PRACTICAL GUIDE & AWARENESS TRAINING - QUALITY OF LIFE

GROUP PEER SUPPORT FACILITATOR TRAINING - GROUP PEER SUPPORT & PERINATAL SUPPORT WASHINGTON

WHEN SURVIVORS GIVE BIRTH,  INTRO & ADVANCED COUNSELING - SIMKIN CENTER FOR ALLIED BIRTH VOCATIONS, BASTYR UNIVERSITY

PROMOTING MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH DURING PREGNANCY - PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP PROGRAM

HOLDING SPACE FOR PREGNANCY LOSS - AMY WRIGHT GLENN

MISCARRIAGE & ABORTION SUPPORT - SAMANTHA ZIPPORAH

INFANT, CHILD, AND ADULT CPR TRAINING - AMERICAN RED CROSS

SLOW DOULA METHOD - DOULA TRAININGS INTERNATIONAL

SUPPORTING PREGNANT PEOPLE IN RECOVERY - SWEDISH BALLARD ADDICTION RECOVERY SERVICES

PROVIDING CULTURALLY SENSITIVE CARE FOR LGBTQ FAMILIES - MAIA FERTILITY & MIDWIFERY

BREAST/CHESTFEEDING RESOURCES, APPLICATION, AND SKILLS FOR DOULAS - BIG BELLY SERVICES

JOURNEY THROUGH THE PELVIS WORKSHOP - BIG BELLY SERVICES

BREASTFEEDING FOR DOULAS TRAINING - SIMKIN CENTER FOR ALLIED BIRTH VOCATIONS AT BASTYR UNIVERSITY

PROCESS AND PROGRESS AT RAINIER VALLEY COMMUNITY CLINIC - TARA MUDALIAR

MY BRAIN IS DOING WHAT? BIAS, ETHICS, AND THE PERINATAL CARE PROVIDER - CYNTHIA GOOD

SUPPORTING NURSING IN NON-TRADITIONAL OCCUPATIONS - ROBYN ROCHE-PAULL

PATANJALI DE LA ROCHA AND PANEL: BRIDGING THE DIVIDE, AN INTERSECTIONAL CONVERSATION ON SCOPE

WORKING WITH DIVERSE POPULATIONS IN MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH - SHAFIA MONROE

HISTORICAL TRAUMA, RACISM AND WHITE PRIVILEGE: THE BARRIERS TO BREASTFEEDING SUCCESS - CAMIE GOLDHAMMER MSW, LICSW, IBCLC, (SISSETON-WAHPETON)

SUPPORTING THE CHILDBIRTH AND BREASTFEEDING CONTINUUM - NGOZI TIBBS MPH, LCCE, IBCLC

A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH OUR SPEAKERS AND REENA VASAVADA, WITH MODERATOR EULA SCOTT BYNOE -PARIKH, MD

PREGNANT WORKERS RIGHTS - OPEN ARMS PERINATAL SERVICES & LEGAL VOICE

POLITICIZING AND DECENTERING THE CISHETEROPATRIARCHY IN WOMB HEALTH - LA LOBA LOCA

2017

POSTPARTUM DOULA SKILLS TRAINING - SIMKIN CENTER FOR ALLIED BIRTH VOCATIONS AT BASTYR UNIVERSITY

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR TRAINING - SIMKIN CENTER FOR ALLIED BIRTH VOCATIONS AT BASTYR UNIVERSITY

DOULAS AS PMAD FIRST RESPONDERS - CRYSTAL GURNEY, CD

SECONDARY TRAUMA AND THE BIRTH WORKER - KELLI BARR-LYLES, MA

PLUS SIZE PREGNANCY & BIRTH - JEN MCLELLAN

PROTECTING THE 4TH TRIMESTER: HOW PERINATAL PROFESSIONALS CAN HELP SHIFT THE PARADIGM & PROMOTE POSITIVITY POSTPARTUM - ASHLEE DEAN WELLS

TENS UNIT TRAINING FOR DOULAS - BIG BELLY SERVICES

SUPPORTING FAMILIES IN GRIEF WORKSHOP - BIG BELLY SERVICES

POWERFUL PRENATALS - BIG BELLY SERVICES

2016

BIRTH DOULA TRAINING - BIG BELLY SERVICES

2012

HOME CARE AID CERTIFICATION - DSHS, HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2008

CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE TRAINING - CAMP VICTORY

UNLEARNING AND LEARNING

2018

FIRED UP & BURNT OUT: KEEPING IT TOGETHER IN UNCERTAIN TIMES WITH RHIANA ANTHONY - ICARUS PROJECT

RACE EQUITY CONSULTANTS: RACIAL IDENTITY CAUCUSING - KYANA WHEELER & FRAN PARTRIDGE

SEEING THE RACIAL WATER - ROBIN DIANGELO PHD

DECOLONIZING SERIES - NALGONA POSITIVITY PRIDE

UNPACKING WHITE FEMINISM - RACHEL CARGLE

2017

RACISM 101 - COALITION OF ANTI-RACIST WHITES


DEGREES & CERTIFICATIONS

2014

ASSOCIATES OF ARTS DEGREE - SEATTLE CENTRAL COLLEGE

2007

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION - DENTAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA


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SassIE

Samantha is extremely compassionate, considerate, reliable, and knowledgable of pregnancy and birth. She was understanding and respectful, taking my needs into consideration, making sure I was understood and taken care of - exactly what a doula should be. She works well with clients who have difficult pregnancies or are in crisis, and is able to handle conflict and stress very well.

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HIROMI

'Yes, of course!' Whenever I heard her response like this, I felt so relieved in a bed with my newborn baby. She walked through each small step with me to become a new mother. She normalized every overwhelming new challenge for me. Being away from my family, her support was tremendous for me both physically and emotionally. Without her, I couldn’t have made it. We are so lucky to have her as our doula.

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Whitney

Having another person at the birth of your child is not something to be taken lightly; it's truly an intimate moment of your life. With that pretext, I cannot fully capture my gratitude for having Samantha alongside me during the birth of my child. Prior to delivering, Samantha was so intentional about making sure my every need was addressed and that I was comfortable (we meet several times prior, she shared tips, articles, books, was a sounding board for my concerns, shared different delivery positions, etc). Samantha has an ease about her that made my birthing experience calm. She advocated for me when I needed her, helped support my partner, and made sure that the delivery was in line with my wishes. I cannot recommend Samantha enough and hope that you have the pleasure of working with her.