I am a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland’s iSchool, where I am conducting pioneering research into the experiences of those who exclusively pump breast milk. I am an ALPP Advanced Lactation Consultant and am training to be a DONA-certified postpartum doula.
On campus, I am the Graduate Assistant for Faculty Writing for the iSchool’s Research Support Team. I have been a Graduate Writing Fellow at the Graduate School Writing Center since 2014; I provide one-on-one writing consultation for students in any graduate program.
I am originally from (the old) York in the north of England but moved to America in 2008. I have a wonderful wife and amazing daughter who provide me with constant support, encouragement, and inspiration. Crafting—predominantly knitting, needle felting, and sewing—is my drug of choice and I am an ardent animal lover, counting bees, prairie dogs, and backyard hens among my animal menagerie. I am progressively failing to live up to the English stereotype of drinking lots of tea as I increasingly realize that coffee is life.
To find out more about my non-editing work, visit fionamjardine.com.