Stephanie Schiavenato

Stephanie Schiavenato is a Latina filmmaker, doula, and anthropologist. She produced and directed LANDFALL (2018), a short documentary about the lingering effects of trauma on the relationship between her mother and brother who migrated from Colombia.  Stephanie is one of the most experienced doulas in the country, having attended over 600 births and supported families prenatally and postpartum for over fifteen years. She holds a degree from Middlebury College in Gender Studies, a Master’s degree in Anthropology from the New School for Social Research and she pursued a doctoral degree in Anthropology at New York University where she also earned an Advanced Certificate from The Program in Culture and Media. She did her PhD dissertation research on how families cope with pregnancy loss. She is currently producing and directing the short documentary MOTHER CAKE, which explores the afterlife of placentas.