Lizi Jones, BA, BSN, RN, is a Student Nurse-Midwife/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (SNM/SWHNP) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student at Georgetown University. Originally from the East Coast of the United States, Lizi has lived in Anchorage, Alaska for the past five years. She holds a BSN from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in English and Classics from Northwestern University, where she wrote her thesis on the role of magic, parenthood, and rebirth in Ovid’s Medea and Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Her doctoral studies have included work on the role of smokeless tobacco in gastroschisis incidence in Alaska Native Mothers, perinatal mood and anxiety disorder screening in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and extension of the Midwifery Model of Care into remote and under-resourced regions. When she is not attending births, in clinic, or in class, Lizi may be found skiing or running the trails around Anchorage, making and showing hand-carved block prints under the moniker Wild Braid Studio, volunteering for reproductive justice organizations, and exploring the Alaska wilds. She graduates this summer with hopes of continuing to learn how new-to-practice midwives can forge lasting partnerships with colleagues abroad.
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