Jacqueline Shaprow – Jacqueline is a President and Founder of The Baby Shower Foundation. She is an attorney, author, and graduate of Yale. She has published motherhood articles about language development in early infancy, introducing solid foods to infants, mother-baby bonding & breastfeeding, and the effects of overstimulation on infants. She taught a Decision Making course at a homeless shelter for pregnant women in Los Angeles that was featured on an ABC network television show. This course was aimed at assisting these mothers with money management and making positive life decisions. The curricula evaluated the psychological processes underlying the decisions we make. Jacqueline’s psychological research has been published in the Journal of Health Psychology, presented at the NAASO Conference, and distributed internationally. During her time at the University of Southern California Law School, she contributed to a book about the lives of women within the legal profession, and published legal articles in the California Family Law Monthly and the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Jacqueline has also published articles in the areas of entertainment, fashion, music, and travel. Jacqueline resides in Los Angeles with her baby girl.
Amanda Smith – Amanda is a President and Founder of The Baby Shower Foundation. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California Law School. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Black Studies and Political Science at UC Santa Barbara. She served as an Ambassador for the University of Southern California Law School, and in this role she helped recruit diverse students to the law school. She is particularly interested in legal issues affecting low-income and minority communities. While studying at USC Law School, Amanda was a member of the Public Interest Law Foundation and ‘Street Law,’ an organization that teaches legal workshops to low-income high school students in Los Angeles. She recently clerked at the Federal Public Defender’s Office.
Rosezetta Upshaw – Rosezetta is an attorney, and a graduate of Berkeley. She served as the President of the Black Law Students Association at the University of Southern California Law School, and she sat on the Executive Board of the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, which governs all graduate and professional students.
Iman Wilson – Iman is an attorney, and a graduate of Columbia. She served as a law clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, a Judicial Extern for the Los Angeles Superior Court, and a Summer Associate at one of the nation’s premier trial firms.
Heather Kitay Holmes – Heather is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned a degree in Journalism. She worked as a clothing designer for Childish, a line of baby wear and maternity clothing. She designed fashions sold internationally at boutiques and department stores. Heather is the proud mother of a baby boy.