Coming to midwifery was not a straight path for me. In 2007, I realized I wanted to be involved with women’s and children’s health during a medical mission trip to Nepal. After that experience, I pursued my desire to help families through volunteering, and graduating with an Honors BSc in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia with the goal of becoming a doctor.
After my older sister had her first baby with the support and care of midwives, my goal shifted, and I determined that midwifery would be the perfect combination for me. It was the first time I had seen the level of care and commitment midwives provide, and I was immediately attracted to the profession. Several years later, I graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelors in Health Sciences in Midwifery having begun to learn the art and skill of our profession.