Katherine provides prenatal, birth, and postpartum care to Seattle families and serves as a clinical preceptor at Seattle Home Maternity in Columbia City. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr.
Katherine obtained a BA in Anthropology from the University of Washington and graduated from Bastyr with a Master’s of Science in Midwifery.
Katherine completed her clinical midwifery training with nurse-midwives and licensed midwives in San Francisco, Kirkland, Bellingham and Seattle. After graduating from Bastyr, she started a solo practice in Seattle.
Prior to pursuing midwifery, Katherine worked as a Spanish-English childbirth educator and doula in a community birth center in New York City. She has conducted and been a part of research projects concerning medical interpreting in the healthcare setting, breastfeeding attitudes and practices, and early childhood learning.
Counseling For the Childbearing Year I
Katherine's teaching interests include evidence-based midwifery care, informed decision making, medical ethics and interpersonal communication skills.
Katherine believes that midwives are most effective as clinicians and counselors when they are self-aware, and thus this is a focus of her teaching. She strives to weave concepts central to midwifery care--informed decision making, cultural humility and medical ethics--into her courses.