BACHELOR OF MIDWIFERY, 2013
Siobhan Fonti knew early on that her future was in healthcare. After travelling the world and working numerous jobs, Siobhan decided that it was time to get serious about her professional career, and she enrolled in UC's Midwifery program. Since graduating in 2013, Siobhan now works at Calvary Healthcare as a Registered Midwife.
Siobhan credits the in-depth and comprehensive education she received at UC with giving her a strong foundation to excel in the maternity healthcare field. Each day, Siobhan works in a job she loves, caring for women and their families throughout pregnancy, labour and birth. "I honestly believe Midwifery is the most rewarding job in the world. Being able to make a positive difference in the lives of so many people is a fantastic feeling. No two days are ever the same so there is no such thing as getting bored as a midwife. There is also nothing more powerful than watching a new baby being born," Siobhan says.
Even though Siobhan has graduated, she fondly remembers her time on the UC campus and remains in contact with many of her peers and professors. Siobhan continues to attend university events and even works with some of the women she graduated with. "I had an amazing time studying at UC. The Bachelor of Midwifery course is fantastic, with amazing teachers and support staff. The friends I made while studying are possibly the most important thing I take away from my time at UC," she says.
Since accomplishing her first goal of becoming a midwife, Siobhan has set her sights on continuing her education and becoming a world leader and champion of women's health. Siobhan is currently completing her Honours in Midwifery, with the intent of completing her PhD. On her future goals, Siobhan says that she wants to provide women around the world with better maternity care. "I hope to volunteer in Africa or other places where women and babies continue to suffer needless injuries and death as a result of limited resources and care."