Iris graduated with honors from the University of Oregon with her Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies and a minor in Anthropology. Iris is a certified Doula and co-founder of Doula’s Supporting Teens (DST), now known as Oregon Doula Connection, where she spent six years as a Program & Development Director. Her most recent experience includes three years at the Bethel Health Center working in a role of Mental Health Coordinator, Student Program Coordinator and providing support with grant budgets, data collection, and special projects such as transitioning from paper charts to electronic medical records. She also enjoys traveling and spent nearly a year in Sayulita, Mexico with her family where she worked as a teacher assistant in a kindergarten classroom. Iris brings extensive knowledge of local community networks, resources, and working with families. She will work to develop systems integration and health worker programs linking healthcare and affordable housing in collaboration with United Way and the partners of the Early Learning Alliance in Lane County.