Name: Oana Gharbi
Area(s) of expertise: Fertility education and cross-border fertility care in France and Western Europe
Years of experience: 4 years
- Certified health coach (Institute of Health Sciences in Dublin, Ireland)
- Certificate in “Polycystic ovary syndrome: An evidence-based approach” (Monash University)
- Certificate in “Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT): An introduction for health professionals” (St. George’s, University of London)
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Bucharest
What’s your favorite thing about your job?
My favorite thing about my job is empowering people, helping them understand there is always another option, and teaching them that being proactive about your fertility is a great idea. Infertility is a hard journey, and it’s one that we’re never quite prepared for. Shedding some light on it and making things easier through basic fertility education makes this the most rewarding job I’ve ever had.
What types of situations have you helped Carrot members navigate?
I wear several hats for Carrot. I’m an operations representative for France and Western Europe, and I help members navigate their journey mostly in cross-border cases. I also hold fertility chats with Carrot members.
What do you like to do for fun?
I like to relax by watching a nice movie or reading a good book, but my best moments are spent at the beach. I love water, especially the sea — which complicates things for me, because I live in the suburbs of Paris!
I am a journalist. My professional life took a huge turn a few years ago when, having been confronted with secondary infertility myself, I started focusing on fertility, educating myself and, later on, educating others.
If you’re a Carrot member, schedule time to talk with Oana today.