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Abby Baker


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Abby works with students majoring in dietetics, family and consumer sciences, health science and wellness, and sustainable food and nutrition. She also teaches courses for the child life preparation certificate.

Experience and Interests

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Lecturer, UW-Stevens Point School of Health Sciences and Wellness (2023-present)

Professional Experience

  • Certified Child Life Specialist, Marshfield Children’s Hospital, Marshfield, Wis. (2021-present)
  • Clinical Team Lead, Skylight Autism Center (2020-21)



  • HOSA adviser (2024-present)

Professional Memberships

  • Member; Benchmarking Committee: Association of Child Life Professionals
  • Member: Loving Touch Foundation (Infant Massage)


  • House Manager: Ronald McDonald House, Marshfield, Wis.

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

The Body Keeps the Score

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Dive in, network with other students and professionals, ask all the questions!

Abby Baker
Retention Specialist - School of Health Sciences and Wellness
Associate Lecturer - Child Life Specialist Certificate

240A College of Professional Studies


M.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences - Child Life
University of Georgia, 2020

B.A. in Modern Languages - American Sign Language
Clemson University, 2017

Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)

Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI)

Certified Passenger Safety Technician (CPST)