About Me


Designing Better Baby Feeding Symbols


I am a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland’s iSchool. My background is in the law but, following the birth of my daughter and successfully breastfeeding without nursing, I am conducting groundbreaking research into the experiences of those who exclusively pump breast milk. You can follow along with my findings by joining my Facebook group. I am an ALPP Advanced Lactation Consultant and have done postpartum doula training and work. Click here if you are interested in the lactation services I offer.

I am aiming to defend my PhD dissertation in April 2020, but am still I participating in the “Need to Feed” project, which is gathering data about existing lactation/feeding facilities and working with facilities to improve them. I am also a Graduate Writing Fellow at the Graduate School Writing Center, where I provide one-on-one writing consultation for students in any graduate program. I also offer professional editing services, but am not taking any more clients until I complete my PhD.

I am originally from (the old) York in the north of England but moved to America in 2008. I have a wonderful wife and amazing daughter who provide me with constant support, encouragement, and inspiration. I enjoy crafting (predominantly knitting, needle felting, sewing, and anything involving my Cricut), am an ardent animal lover (counting bees, prairie dogs, and backyard hens among my animal menagerie), and am progressively failing to live up to the English stereotype of drinking lots of tea as I increasingly realize that coffee is life.

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