Lakieta is a Certified Nurse Midwife. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from University of Illinois-Champaign (1997), a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rush University (2004), a Master of Science in Nursing in Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from Frontier Nursing University (2013) & (2014) & Doctor of Nursing Practice from Frontier Nursing University-focus on providing women’s health care to survivors of sexual abuse (2015). Prior to becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife, Lakieta worked as a labor & delivery nurse for 9 years. She has over 15 years of experience providing women’s healthcare to English & Spanish speaking families. She has experience providing full-scope midwifery care in the hospital, birth center & home setting. Lakieta is so happy to finally be able to provide home birth services to families in the Chicagoland area. Lakieta’s interests include reproductive justice, partnering with families to provide compassionate & holistic, trauma-informed care. Outside of midwifery, you can find her in her garden, cooking, traveling & signing karaoke. She is fluent in Spanish.