“The way I partner with women during pregnancy was shaped by my first job out of midwifery school at a birth center. Having a lot of time to get to know women and their families, I was able to learn how to best support them through labor and the transition to motherhood. It's the kind of care I try to reproduce in the hospital setting.”
Marisa appreciates the variety offered by midwifery. She enjoys getting to know women and their families and is awed by the strength women possess. In addition to caring for women during pregnancy and childbirth, her clinical interests include helping women find the right birth control for their lifestyle and situation. She also enjoys the opportunity to use her language skills so that Spanish-speaking women have the power to make informed decisions about their healthcare.
Marisa has been an active member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, serving as president of the Idaho chapter before moving to Oregon. When she’s not working, she enjoys riding and working on bicycles, hiking, knitting and sewing. She and her partner have two young daughters.
Master of Science Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery, Yale University School of Nursing, 2013
Bachelor of Arts, Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
American College of Nurse-Midwives