Ali Buchanan (she/her) is a certified full spectrum doula, childbirth educator and mental health advocate where she is honored to work with parents and families to transition into their new roles before and after birth. She's also Operations Coordinator & Content Team Manager for the Evidenced-Based Birth community to provide current research and best practices in order to empower and educate families across the globe. Before answering her calling to birth work, Ali completed a BA in Psychology from Miami University and went on to obtain her MS degree from Eastern Illinois University in Higher Education, where she focused her thesis on Ethnic Lesbian Identity Development within the African American and Latinx communities. In 2015, Ali experienced her ideal first pregnancy and unmedicated birth but had a devastating postpartum experience leading her to become a postpartum doula helping other moms transition into their new roles. After moving to Portland and finding an amazing community, she continued her education during the pandemic to become a full spectrum doula! She has a passion for working with underrepresented communities, advocating for mental health/self-care, and empowering others to be their best selves in a non-judgmental supportive way!