jennifer light, DNP, cnm, IBCLC
Nurse-Midwife Jennifer Light grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved to attend Texas A&M University 15 years ago. Prior to graduating with her Bachelors of Science in Psychology, she met her husband, a United States Marine, and was able to travel the world with him after graduation. After a short break from school Jennifer pursued her passion for women’s health and obtained a Master of Arts degree in Lactation from Union Institute and University. She worked as a private board certified lactation consultant serving mothers whose husbands were deployed. After her husband’s honorable discharge from the military, she was able to resume her education and received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from UT Health Science Center, much to the chagrin of all the Aggies in her family. She graduated with honors and as a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing. Jennifer decided to further her ability to serve women and enrolled in Baylor University to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a major in Nurse Midwifery. Her capstone project, which focused on implementing Pap smear guidelines, was accepted for a forum presentation at the 2016 ACNM conference.
Since Jennifer will always be an Aggie at heart, it only made sense for her to return to Aggieland and launch her career as a nurse-midwife in the area. She is excited to bring a fresh face to midwifery and offer women safe options in their care and birth. Jennifer has three children of her own Porter, Harper, and Hendricks. To relax Jennifer enjoys vegetable gardening with her husband of ten years, cooking, and projecting with her children.
KRISTEN K. POLLEI, MSN, WHNP-BC
Kristen was born and raised in Bryan-College Station. After graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, she spent seven years working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Austin, TX. During that time, she completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing at the University of Missouri, and her training in women’s health care at Brazos Valley Women’s Center, PA in Bryan, Texas. Kristen has a special interest in contraception management, preconception counseling, and preventative medicine. She will take the time to collaborate with her patients to make sound clinical decisions.
Kristen has been married for eight years. She and her husband, Justin, enjoy traveling and are both avid snowboarders. She loves movies, shopping, and her yellow lab, Sunny!
Linda Kapusniak, M.S., R.D.
Ms. Kapusniak is the nutrition counselor for the Brazos Valley Women's Center. She earned her M.S. degree in nutrition from Texas A&M, is registered by the American Dietetic Association and licensed by the Texas Dietetic Association. Her expertise and commitment to sharing her skills with the community earned her national recognition by the American Dietetic Association. Linda is the author of "A Restaurant Guide to Low Fat Dining in the Brazos Valley" and creator of Best Bets in the Brazos Valley, a program designed to help locate the healthiest foods at area restaurants and grocery stores.