Adara is a birth doula, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and a Speech-Language Pathologist licensed in California and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is proud to be a birth doula with Golden Gate Doula Associates.
Adara completed her Bachelors in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at New York University, her lactation training and Masters in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her clinical fellowship in speech therapy at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient pediatric settings as both a lactation consultant and a speech therapist. She is also a certified instructor of the Hanen Centre’s More Than Words® and TalkAbility™ programs for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Adara has a deep passion for learning about birth, and has engaged in perinatal education offered by many including Indie Birth, Doula Trainings International, Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, Gingi Allen, and Ann Gilligan.
Adara aims to provide compassionate, evidence-based support, and has a particular interest in providing access to high quality and culturally humble care for Black families.