Jen Segadelli, JD, MSM

Current Roles

Jen Segadelli is the Clinical Education Supervisor and an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Midwifery at Bastyr University.


  • BA in Communication Studies and Public Relations from Carroll College, 2006
  • JD from Seattle University School of Law, 2010
  • MS in Midwifery from Bastyr University, 2016

Past Experience

  • Midwives’ Association of Washington State Co-President - Present
  • National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM), Washington State Chapter, Co-Founder, Vice President, and Secretary - Present
  • Community Organizer and PAC Intern, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington - 2012-2013
  • Volunteer Attorney, Center for Reproductive Rights, Nairobi, Kenya - 2011-2012
  • Consultant, Gender Violence Recovery Centre, Nairobi, Kenya - 2011-2012
  • Teaching Assistant, Seattle University School of Law - 2008-2009
  • Washington State Bar Association, member in good standing - 2010

Classes Taught

  • Professional Issues: Midwifery Legal & Ethical Frameworks
  • Clinical Seminar 1
  • Maternal Child Health Systems


Segadelli’s professional interests include reproductive health rights and midwifery advocacy; contraception, abortion and post-abortion care; social justice and political activism, particularly related to issues of reproductive health and health disparities and inequities; and excellence and innovation in midwifery didactic and clinical education. Her personal interests include weight lifting, running, cooking, beach volleyball, reading and hanging out with her toddler.


Segadelli is a lifelong learner, and seeks to engage with and learn alongside her students, and grow as both a learner and educator. She is passionate about reproductive rights and reproductive autonomy, and believes that the educational and clinical aspects of midwifery are inextricably linked to social justice, reproductive rights and political activism. She seeks to foster leadership in her students, and thinks that midwifery, with its lens toward cultural sensitivity, equity and client-centeredness, is an essential element in addressing the healthcare needs of pregnant persons and their families.

Jen Segadelli, JD, MSM
Jen Segadelli JD, MSM