Meet Past Scholars

Desiree Cameron-Ayeni

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Class of 2003

Job Title: Founder of Birthing Abundantly Maternal Services, specializing in full spectrum doula services, lactation consulation, childbirth education, and maternal health advocacy. 

Co-Founder of Enbrace Mother CO, dedicated to empowering BIPOC mothers through olistic prenatal and postpartum support.

Co-Founder of Hunger Mob LLC, offering immersive dining events showcasing the diversity of Caribbean cuisine.

Prevous experience: Director of Student Financail Services at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (2017-2019)

Director of Financial Aid at Yale University, School of Medicine (2015-2017)

Associate Director of Financial Aid at Columbia University, School of Nursing (2011-2015)

Student Financial Services Counselor at the University of Bridgeport (2009-2011)

Hometown: Bloomfield

Community Service: I'm a member of the Detroit Perinatal Wellness Coalition and a Board Member for the Detroit Midwifery School.

Hobby: Large canvas abstract painting, cooking, photography, dancing to relieve stress

Education

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Eastern Connecticut State University

Masters of Science in Counseling
University of Bridgeport

Masters of Business Administration
Albertus Magnus College

Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula

Certified Childbirth Educator

Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC)

 

In 2019, following a relocation from the East Coast to the Midwest and the birth of my child, I made a significant career pivot. Motivated by my own childbirth experiences, I transitioned into the role of a full-spectrum doula and achieved certification as a Lactation Consultant. This career shift reflects my commitment to supporting and advocating for women throughout the multifaceted journey of motherhood. My diverse experiences uniquely position me to bring a holistic perspective to my professional endeavors.

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