Jenifer Fahey is a fifth year Maternal and Child Health doctoral candidate originally from Mexico but now a full-fledged Marylander (via Texas). She earned a B.A. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Austin. Jenifer also earned a M.S. in Public Health at Harvard University and a M.S. in Nursing (Midwifery) from Yale University. She is currently a member of faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore) where she practices as a full-scope midwife and also works as Director of Maryland Advanced Perinatal Support Services Program, a collaborative program with DHMH and the Johns Hopkins’ Obstetric Department to help provide outreach support to community providers of perinatal care. Jenifer is interested in maternal mortality reduction (through provider training in management of obstetric emergencies); maternal obesity; and the health of women in the first year following childbirth. When she is not catching babies in Baltimore or writing a paper for class, Jenifer is most likely to be watching one of her daughters (11 and 13) playing soccer or enjoying a pint of home-brew with her husband, Sean.