Training and Education

2018 Certificate in Thanatology
Association of Death Education and Counseling

2017 Certificate in Integrative Thanatology
Art of Dying Institute

2017 Death and Mourning Doula Certification
Momdoulary Method, LLC

2010 M.F.A. Electronic Arts
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2001 M.A. Public History
Temple University

1998 Summer Seminar
Columbia Oral History Research Office

1991 B.A. History
University of Wisconsin-Madison

As a Death Educator and Doula, I support mortals with the inevitable and mysterious end-of-life. I provide practical information, compassionate presence, and artful strategies for people at all stages of life.

I believe that experiences of death and grief can expand our capacity for connection, inter-dependence, and love. I know that when we are able to show up, despite our fears, we honor the lives of those we love and become more awake in our own humanity.

I hold a Certificate in Thanatology from the Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). I have trained with leaders in the death awareness movement, including Joan Halifax, Frank Ostaseski, Dr. Leslie Blackhall, Laura Saba, Simcha Rafael, Henry Felsko-Weiss, and Alua Arthur.

My work is informed by my graduate studies in oral history, disability studies, and electronic arts and over a decade of experience as an educator, artist, and hospice volunteer.


Association for Death Education Counseling (ADEC)
The National End-of-Life Doula Alliance (NEDA.)
Art of Dying Threshold Circle
Funeral Consumers Alliance
National Home Funeral Alliance
International End-of-Life Doula Association (INELDA)
Lifespan Doula Association
Cooley Dickinson Hospice
Hospice of the Fisher Home