Education & Experience


Primary Training & Certification


CAPPA Childbirth Educator Training, September 2015, Tabitha Ames


The Artemis School: Nurture Training, November 2015, 

Lara Catone (Focus on Holistic Postpartum Recovery and training in

Level I of the Restore Your Core Method tm)


The Artemis School: Initiate Training, June 2015, Lara Catone

(Holistic Sexual Wellness Coaching and Sex Educator Training)


CAPPA Postpartum Doula Training, October 2014, Darla Burns


CAPPA Birth Doula Training, February 2013, Rena Koerner


CAPPA Postpartum Doula Training, April 2012, Darla Burns


Recent Teaching Experience


Zoë offers a variety of continuing education and mentorship opportunities for doulas, as well as workshops for women and couples.


Childbirth Prep Intensive, Mother Nurture Center, 2015-17


The Legacy of the Womb: Generational Narratives of the Body, Artemis School Virtual Salon, January 2016


Embodied Narratives: A Writing Workshop, December 2015, Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN


The Body Holds Memory: Writing the Body & Family, December 2015, Playhouse on The Square Q&A Queer Youth Theatre Troupe, Memphis, TN


Embodied Narratives: A Writing Workshop, August 2015, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA


Doula Representative, Mindful Pregnancy Group, Well Baby Center, run by Susan Halim, 2015


Childbirth Panel Discussion and Doula Presentation, Mother Nurture Center, February 2015


Postpartum Presentation, Mother Nurture Center, January 2015


Childbirth Prep Intensive, Well Baby Center, November, 2014


Yoni Self Care: V-Steams, Cycle Charting and more, DASC Teach-In, August 2014


Babywearing Basics, The Sanctuary Birth Center, May-June 2014


Journaling for Self Care, DASC Teach In, August 2013


Zoë also has extensive arts/writing and academic teaching experience ranging from pre-k through college.


Supportive Trainings


LA Doula Project Full Spectrum Doula Training, May 2015, taught by Elsa Asher and Chanti Smith


End of Life Support Doula Workshop, taught by Carolyn Conger, PhD, March 2015


Plus Sized Birth Training with Jennifer Rue McLellan, December 2014


How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children Teacher Training, taught by Gerald Newmark, Ph.D., November 2014


Spinning Babies Training with Gail Tulley, 2014


Advanced Doula Training with Two Doulas Birth, November 2013


Women's Way Moon Cycles Series 2, taught by Barbara Hannelore, April 2014


Women's Way Moon Cycles Series 1, taught by Barbara Hannelore, August 2013


Two Doulas Birth Childbirth Education Series, taught by Becca Gordon and Kimme McGuire, August 2013


SquatFest Conference 2013


Working with Orthodox Jewish Clients, taught by Dr. Eliot Berlin, June 2013


Babywearing, taught by Laura Brown, June 2013


Contraception: Choices, Culture, and Consequences, February 2013 (through UCSF)


Advanced Doula Training with Birthwell LA, 2012


Breastfeeding Class with Birth and Beyond, Cheryl Baker, 2012


YogaFit Level One Teacher Training, 2009


Honors and Awards


Nominated for the DASC Doula Mentor and Postpartum Doula of the Year, 2016

Nominated for the DASC Doula Mentor of the Year, 2015


Recipient of the Beutner Award for Excellence in the Arts for Poetry, 2011


Higher Education


California Institute of the Arts, MFA in Writing and Critical Studies, 2012


College of Santa Fe, BA Creative Writing and Literature, Magna Cum Laude, 2009

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