Jeanine Valrie, Logan, MPH, RN, CLS

Midwife, Nurse, and Certified Lactation Specialist & Co-Editor, Free to Breastfeed: Voices of Black Mothers

Jeanine is a soon to be midwife, nurse, and certified lactation specialist. Jeanine is a birth justice activist and publicly speaks often on breastfeeding, birth justice, and midwifery in the Black community. She is the co-editor of the book Free to Breastfeed: Voices of Black Mothers. Jeanine is also a local member of the International Center for Traditional Childbearing and works collectively with birth workers of color as a co-founder of Chicago Birth Workers of Color to address birth inequities. Jeanine has worked for various organizations advocating for birth justice and safe motherhood including the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, The Women’s Collective, and previously as the Program Director for CVD. Jeanine received a B.A. in Biology from Fisk University, an M.P.H. in Global Health Policy from the George Washington University, and mostly recently, an MS in Nursing from DePaul University. Jeanine is a wife and mama of two (almost three) awesome Empresses. Jeanine spends her extra time growing food, foraging plants, and swooning over #herbalist things.