Dr. Bever is a breastfeeding researcher, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and business owner. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2007 with a PhD in Biology, and became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2009. Jennie is the owner of the Arizona Breastfeeding Center (www.azbreastfeeds.com), and the Founder and Executive Director of the parent focused nonprofit, 4th Trimester Arizona (www.4thtrimesteraz.org). Jennie also holds an appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Research Professor in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University, and is former Vice President and Treasurer of the Central Arizona Lactation Consultants Association. Jennie’s interests and research activities focus on maternal and child health, including breastfeeding, maternal and child obesity, and health advocacy aimed at supporting the mother-child dyad in the first year postpartum. In her free time, Jennie enjoys playing music, dancing and gardening with her husband and 4 children.