I am a proud Jamaican American who has seen first-hand the gaps in services provided in Dane county. I have a background in Sociology and Child Development. Professionally I am the Early Childhood director with RISE Wisconsin. What keeps me inspired are the people and connections I have made out in the community. I feel truly honored when a family allows me to be a part of their journey and seeing the amazing things that can be accomplished when supported.
Jennifer Torres Barrera
I have been in Madison for about 6 years and am still adjusting to Madison as home. During the day, I am a Lead Family Support Specialist for the Early Childhood Initiative in Dane County. During the night, or any time a baby is born, I doula. I am so excited to build on my professional career with Doula, Lactation Counselor, and other crucial skills in birth work. My own experiences with labor, motherhood, and postpartum mood disorders have compelled me to do more. My favorite part of my work is creating relationships.