Alayna Vernon is a wife, mother, CLC, and founder of Joining Together Eliminating Poverty, a charity in Tampa, FL. Her breastfeeding journey began in 2009 with the birth of her daughter, growing into a passion in 2016 with the birth of her son. Since, she has become a Lactation Counselor, a peer counselor, and currently educates mothers about breastfeeding and provides counseling support to clients of JTEP charity. She and her husband advocate publicly for the importance of breastfeeding for babies, educating families and highlighting the urgent need for widespread breastfeeding in the Black community. Alayna is pursuing her IBCLC.