Andrea Little Mason, Ed.D., affectionately known as "Dr. Doula", is an educator, scholar, researcher, advocate, and legacy builder who uses her expertise to promote resourcefulness in families during the childbearing year. As an influencer in birth culture, she focuses on birth mentoring through Sankofa Birth Ambassadors while encouraging African American women to "reclaim [their] birth rites" by embracing the best of what African American Women’s HERstory has to offer. Dr. Doula uses opportunities for international travel and speaking engagements to expand her global knowledge of women’s birth practices and share those insights with others.
Dr. Doula has been a co-chair for The Stork’s Nest, a collaboration between the March of Dimes and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She has served as the Editor-in-Chief of International Center for Traditional Childbearing’s Black Midwives and Healers Review Newsletter; and the Associate Director and Curriculum Reviewer for Birth Institute’s Holistic Doula Program. She has also presented at research conferences and received a research award for her aspiring work regarding African American families.
After almost 25 years of marriage to her college sweetheart Eugene, she counts her greatest accomplishments to be her four sons: Eugene IV (23), Imani (21), Andreu (16) & Omari (14).