Jacqueline is a movement lawyer and full spectrum doula dedicated to advancing birth justice. Grounded in a human rights and reproductive justice framework, Jacqueline’s work supports and promotes the rights of pregnant, birthing, and lactating individuals. By bridging her work as an attorney with her passion as a doula, Jacqueline strives to remove the barriers that pregnant, birthing, and lactating individuals face accessing evidence-based, respectful maternity care and holistic postpartum support in her home state of Mississippi. To that end, Jacqueline also aids midwives, doulas, and lactation consultants in minimizing risk and maximizing capacity.
Jacqueline is a Class 2 fellow with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network with the Center for Creative Leadership® and was an inaugural fellow of the Mississippi Women’s Policy Institute. She serves on the board of the Birth Rights Bar Association, the Mississippi Center for Birth and Breastfeeding Equity, and Better Birth Mississippi. She is a Madriella trained doula and a graduate of Tulane University Law School, Jackson State University, and Holmes Community College.