Stephanie Sieswerda, MA

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Research Coordinator II

Stephanie joined the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Technical Assistance and Support Program (TMFW-TASP) as a Research Coordinator in March 2020. She has been an active community breastfeeding coalition member for almost 10 years, and finds a particular interest in breastfeeding promotion and education. As an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame, she spearheaded a project that taught high school and undergraduate students about the many benefits of breastfeeding for health and community. In her previous role, Stephanie served as a Research Assistant/Data Manager for the DC Breastfeeding Coalition, where she worked with other team members to accurately report data to DC Health, and helped to coordinate a research project on the impact of prenatal breastfeeding education for African-American mothers. She also formerly served as Program Coordinator and Outreach Director at the Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington and served as Chair for the District of Columbia Mayor’s Commission on Lactation. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys tending to her plants, running, biking, and cooking.

Current Projects

Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Partnership

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The Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Technical Assistance Partnership was established to provide technical assistance and support to worksites across the state of Texas who are seeking Mother-Friendly designation, a designation which demonstrates a basic level of support for nursing mothers in the workplace