Desiree Luerene Israel, PhD candidate, licensed clinical social worker, and reproductive psychotherapist, is a passionate advocate for equity in reproductive healthcare. With extensive experience as a birth worker and certified breastfeeding specialist, Desire's research delves into the experiences of Black reproductive health workers, aiming to unravel the factors that drive their joy and retention in a challenging field. Her work embodies a commitment to dismantling systemic barriers and fostering a more inclusive future in reproductive health.