Alex Sosa, MS, IBCLC
Alex brings over 30 years of experience in public health and higher education engaging with community partners, health organizations and stakeholders to promote, protect and support best practices to improve the health outcomes for birthing individuals, babies, and their families. Her work experience as a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and trainer for the WIC Program (South Los Angeles Health Project) in Los Angeles-California, leading the Breastfeeding Coalition of WA, and currently as the Director of the Simkin Center at Bastyr University has centered Alex’s commitment to advocate for birthing families with dignity, compassion and respect. It was advocacy that brought Alex to the field of maternal-child health, a shift influenced by her own breastfeeding experiences after the births of her daughters, Camila and Isabella: “human milk is a human right, and when support is provided in a compassionate and in a culturally responsible manner, it can be a powerful tool for improving health outcomes.”. A New York city native who feels grateful and blessed to have been in raised Puerto Rico. Alex looks forward in supporting RVCC’s mission and working with community partners in support of health equity for all families.