Name: Kate Shi
Area(s) of expertise: Assisted Reproductive Medicine
Years of experience: 11 years
- Professional Registered Nurse in New York State (SUNY Brockport)
- Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Certified Nurse (Suzhou Municipal Hospital, Jiangsu, China)
What’s your favorite thing about your job?
One thing I love about being an in vitro fertilization (IVF) nurse is the personal connection that I am able to make with patients on such an intimate level and providing information, support, and empowerment in their most vulnerable and unexpected moments. I feel content going to bed every night knowing I made a difference in the lives of others.
What types of situations have you helped Carrot members navigate?
I help Carrot members in a few different ways. During Carrot member chats, l help identify fertility clinics that best meet a member’s needs or provide a list of local agencies that they can use to aid their journey to parenthood. l also translate educational materials between English and Chinese so members can easily get the most up-to-date information regarding their care, and l make educational presentations and videos in multiple languages for members.
What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy long hikes in the mountains because I am a person who truly admires and appreciates nature’s beauty. I have done many hikes in different national parks; it has been one of my favorite things to do besides doing my job!
One of my responsibilities is to provide educational training to fellow nurses, medical personnel, and patients. I do a lot of teaching on the job, but the teaching certification I officially obtained is to teach high school English.