Annie is a dancer, doula, movement instructor, and youth educator. Her family is based in the foothills of Grass Valley, California, where she grew up and still calls home. Her Mexican and Italian grandmothers showed her how to care for a big family with homemade food and love. “When I think of holidays, I can smell the tamales and pasta!”…Annie
In 2019, Annie earned a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Middlebury College in Vermont. During school, she worked as a preschool teaching assistant and studied anti-racist public health and birth work in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Argentina through programs with the CDC, Children’s Hospital, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Her academic pursuits are dedicated to understanding the psychology and recovery of trauma and the nervous system, especially in relation to race and the birthing experience.
Annie’s background in neuroscience and movement informs her mind-body approach to care-taking. She believes that all people possess innate knowledge of their own bodies, and she strives to support this intuition through verbal, emotional, and hands-on support, including acupressure and basic massage.
Annie is a full spectrum Doula (birth and postpartum), a sibling Doula and a volunteer birth doula at SF General Hospital Volunteer Doula Program. She is in progress to become a Lactation Education Counselor through UC San Diego Extension, and a BADT childbirth educator. Annie is diligently working towards a future as a homebirth midwife and postpartum psychologist. Annie is an intermediate Spanish speaker.
Outside of doula work, Annie spends her time cooking, hiking, and dancing for different Bay Area companies!