Anjli was born and raised in Michigan, growing up knowing that she wanted to spend her life making the world a better place. She has made it her mission to improve healthcare and quality of life across the globe, empower ideas and change, and never stop fighting for our future. Being a midwife, she feels she gets to do this everyday by helping bring children, our future, into this world in the safest, most loving way possible. Anjli graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in 2002, holding a dual degree in Biology and Women’s Studies and years of experience working with sexual assault survivors in Ann Arbor. After graduating, Anjli left Michigan to work on her Masters in Public Health at Boston University where she concentrated on Maternal and Child Health and held an internship with the Department of Public Health working with Family Planning Clinics around the metro Boston area. She became involved in issues surrounding healthcare for the homeless and immigrant populations, HIV/AIDS education and prevention, and promotion of breastfeeding.
Anjli then moved to Atlanta, Georgia to complete her education in the profession she now knows was meant for her all along. She was a Woodruff Fellow and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2008 from Emory University’s Nurse-Midwifery and Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She has served as the Director of Breakthrough to Nursing for the Georgia Association of Nursing Students, and as President of the Emory Student Nurses Association. Anjli is also past President and current Alumni Chair of Health Students Taking Action Together (HealthSTAT), a student-led non-profit organization with a mission to create a statewide community of interdisciplinary health professionals students that are engaged in education, activism, and service. She has become heavily involved with political advocacy and has been known to show her face often at the capitol and legislative events lobbying for issues that affect her patients, their families, and her community. She has been involved with the Migrant Family Farmworker Health Program in Moultrie, GA, traveled on medical mission trips to Haiti and Jamaica, and continues to work with homeless families and youth in Atlanta. She currently is serving as a committee member for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine.
Anjli has worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Emory Crawford Long Hospital, completed her midwifery clinical training at Northside Hospital, and worked as a CNM at North Fulton Regional Hospital where she started doing waterbirths under the mentorship of Margaret Strickhouser. She strongly believes in natural childbirth, the power of having a supportive team for laboring women, and ensuring the best health of every child and family through excellent prenatal care. She is also a board certified family nurse practitioner and considers it a privilege to care for women, men, and children of all ages.