TXBC and TALWD are proud to announce that Naya Weber is the Hellen Sullivan Scholarship recipient for 2017.
Naya has been an active member of state and local coalitions since 2012. She held executive board positions at Tarrant County Breastfeeding Coalition. She is currently Secretary for the Central Texas Breastfeeding Coalition and Social Media Chair for the Texas Breastfeeding Coalition.
Naya has visited elected officials to help promote breastfeeding legislation, and worked behind the scenes to make it easier for Texans to contact their representatives. She also speaks at free seminars within the community to groups of expectant or postpartum mothers on breastfeeding.
Naya plans to use the scholarship to pay for the IBLCE exam. After passing the exam, she plans to go into private practice in Austin. In addition to working directly with moms and babies, she hopes to work collaboratively with area resources in creating a weekly breastfeeding support group that focuses on mothers struggling with postpartum mood disorders. She also plans to continue speaking at free seminars in her community.