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Meet the Doulas: Adriana Guerra

Who are the doulas who volunteer with the BADP?  They’re amazing, diverse people, doing so much great work in the world, it’s hard to believe any of them has time to volunteer with us.  We’ve been using this space to introduce you to many of the BADP doulas.  This week, meet Adriana.

 

Adriana Guerra, a Bay Area native, graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Social Welfare in 2003. After a couple of years of working as a Mental Health Worker for severely emotionally disturbed youth, she went back to school to pursue a Fashion Marketing/Management degree at the Art Institute of California San Francisco. As a college student, Adriana volunteered at the Oakland Elizabeth House, a transitional residence for women and children in Oakland, CA.  She provided tutoring/mentoring services to the young children while their mothers were provided with the support and empowerment to obtain the skills necessary to regain control over their lives. Adriana’s endless quest to seek ways of empowering people who have fallen privy to inequality brought her to volunteer as a policy activist for ACCESS Women’s Health Justice in February 2011 and is now a recently BADP-trained abortion doula.  She also enjoys running, laughing, and vintage denim buying excursions with her boss.

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