Selena Crozart O Shaughnessy
I grew up in Philadelphia, came to Charlottesville for school, and never left. I am the youngest of three girls and between my two sisters, I have 10 nieces and nephews. I have always valued my relationship and role with my sisters as a helper and advocate. I bring that to my doula work. I want to amplify the goals of the mom I am working with and provide her with the information she needs to confidently choose what she wants in her birth experience.
I am an educator with 20+ years experience in K-12, collegiate, private sector, and community settings. I am also a trained personal coach and natural family planning instructor. My love of education and advocacy have served well in my work as a birth sister. For my main daytime gig, I am a facilitator and trainer who specializes in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. You may see me around town with my service dog, my sweet Cockapoo named Indigo. When I’m not working, I enjoy singing, knitting, working out, cooking, and pursuing a healthy lifestyle.