Ryiah Barnes is an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, planning to study Community Health. She is interested in reproductive justice and maternal health. Over the summer, she’s worked in an urgent care clinic as a patient care technician, where she found her passion for women’s sexual and maternal health. She is also a Birth Doula working towards DONA certification and plans on working closely with Chicago Volunteer doulas. She’s excited to be a part of MOTHER Lab. She also hopes to apply all the tools and knowledge gained to her future endeavors.