Corie Bussell Paz received her MPH in Maternal and Child Health from Boston University in 2014. Corie’s past experience includes working as a Certified Lactation Counselor in the hospital setting and as a Peer Counselor with the WIC program, impacting the course of breastfeeding for over 2,500 new and experienced mothers. Corie has volunteered as a Birth Doula and became interested in promoting and protecting normal birth while researching her undergraduate thesis on the birth experiences of Brazilian mothers in the United States. For the past two years Corie has resided in rural northern Brazil, managing an off-grid organic cattle ranch with her husband and two children (the oldest born in-hospital and breastfed for the first year and the second born in an empowering, planned home birth and still breastfeeding strong at four). Corie is currently available for off-site contract work and will be looking soon in Sao Paulo for a position in hopes of continuing her work in humanizing the birthing experience and protecting breastfeeding. Corie contributed to the researching of international birth data for the map section and research, data input, and formatting of the state-by-state section.