Nikita was inspired to become a birth doula through the work that she was already doing in the community in the efforts of eliminating disparities. Nikita also became a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in an attempt to encourage breastfeeding in her communities. Nikita is a single parent and has lived in the Asheville area since 2009. She is thrilled to support women and families through the journey of pregnancy and birth! Nikita is also a trained child birth educator and a trained smoking cessation team member. Nikita has done all of this in hopes that she can be totally effective to the families in her community.