“Watching my first birth in nursing school—a third-time mother irreverently roaring her daughter into the world—changed my life and set me on a path to midwifery. I was so in awe of her strength. It didn’t feel like what I had been taught to think birth was; it wasn’t rosy, soft, quiet or particularly clean—but as soon as I saw it, I knew it was exactly the kind of raw, powerful, dynamic process I wanted to spend my life supporting.”
One of the reasons Shauna is drawn to caring for women is the opportunity to form clinical relationships that endure through life’s most important transitions, whether that’s pre-to-post menopause, preconception-to-postpartum or starting/stopping contraception. She is committed to improving the way the healthcare system serves and engages women, the non-binary community and other vulnerable or under-served people. Areas of particular interest for Shauna include primary care and behavioral health, prenatal education, supporting the natural, physiologic process of birth and postpartum recovery.
Shauna enjoys outdoor pursuits, including climbing, cycling, running, backpacking and gardening. She also enjoys traveling and has a special affection for state and national parks. Shauna is a cat owner and pet advocate and enjoys any conversation where she gets to hear about your furry loved ones.
Master of Science Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery / Family Nursing Practice, Emory University, 2016
Bachelor of Science, Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012