Kristina has been teaching in the Midwifery Department at Bastyr University since 2010. She currently has a private practice in Kirkland, WA. Providing gynecological care and breastfeeding support for women and their families.
1994: BA in theater from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2005: MN in midwifery from University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2006: Post Master’s in women’s health from University of Washington, Seattle, WA
As a member of the midwifery faculty, Kristina hopes to instill confidence in her students so that they can empower their clients. Her mission is to educate midwives so that they can provide as much support during the postpartum period as they do in labor, especially with breastfeeding. Her interests include breastfeeding medicine, integrating the idea of freedom of choice in all aspects of women’s healthcare, and pelvic floor therapy.
Gynecology, Well Woman Health Assessment, Breastfeeding and Lactation Education
While working in the theater, Kristina began her career in women’s health by volunteering at a women’s health center in Tallahassee, FL and Chicago. Within a few years of volunteering, she decided to make the switch and went back to school with the goal of becoming a nurse-midwife. Since then, she has worked as a post-partum nurse, a hospital and home based lactation consultant, midwife, and nurse practitioner.
Kristina enjoys working with adult learners who leave their role as students to become her professional colleagues. Her goal is to provide a positive, supportive learning environment so that students can absorb the information and make the leap into clinical practice with knowledge and confidence.