Colette Dieujuste received her BSN from Columbia Union College in Maryland and MSN in Perinatal Nursing from Boston College. Her clinical expertise is in the area of perinatal and obstetrical nursing. She has practiced as the Perinatal/Child Clinical Nurse Specialist at Winchester Hospital and as Labor and Delivery nurse in the Boston area. Her background and clinical expertise in Maternal-Child Health is the foundation for her teaching. She is pursuing her PhD at University of Massachusetts Medical School and her research interest is postpartum depression. In 2015 she received the Nursing Education/Teaching Award from the New England Regional Black Nurses Association.