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 pioneering 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 am training to be a DONA-certified postpartum doula. Click here if you are interested in the lactation and postpartum services I offer.
On campus, I participate in the “Need to Feed” project, which is gathering data about existing lactation/feeding facilities and working with facilities to improve them. I am the Graduate Assistant for Faculty Writing for the iSchool’s Research Support Team, as well as a Graduate Writing Fellow at the Graduate School Writing Center since 2014, where I provide one-on-one writing consultation for students in any graduate program. I also offer professional editing services.
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, and sewing), am an ardent animal lover (counting bees, prairie dogs, and backyard hens among her 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.