Union Institute & University is proud to join with the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) in the celebration of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) and the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) in the celebration of National Breastfeeding Month during August.
Union is joining the observance with spotlights on the students, alumni, staff and faculty in the fully online Maternal Child Health: Human Lactation undergraduate program and M.A. Health & Wellness: lactation studies program.
Today, Dr. Alison Hazelbaker, faculty in the M.A. Health & Wellness: lactation studies program and UI&U Ph.D. alumna, is in the spotlight. Learn why she chose to teach at Union in Q & A below.
Q. What excites you about being a part of higher education?
A. Supporting the next generation of lactation consultants to do their best performance as clinicians.
Q. What attracted you to become a part of the Union family?
A. I attended Union for my doctorate and I had one of the most exciting and rich experiences of my life here. I have always thought that Union would be an excellent place for a lactation program so when it became possible to teach here, I was thrilled!
Q. If you could have any job in the whole world, what would it be?
A. I am doing my dream job as a clinician and an educator!
Q. What surprises people about you?
A. That I love dogs and have many.
Q. What is your favorite book, and why?
A. I have about 2000 favorite books! I love to read and my favorite genre is Science Fiction but I read my share of non-fiction with a few mysteries thrown in here or there.