MMB Info Sessions for BIPOC Aspiring Midwives

The Midwifery Mentoring & Belonging (MMB) program is committed to mentorship, community building, and fostering meaningful experiences for BIPOC students and the greater BIPOC midwifery community in CA (currently, the program is only for students at UCSF (University of California at San Francisco) + California State University Fullerton. MMB promotes structured support along each student's education journey. The quarterly Information Sessions for BIPOC Aspiring Midwives are one of MMB's offerings to build community.  

What is MMB Info Session for BIPOC Aspiring Midwives?  

It is an informal sharing and discussion space for BIPOC aspiring midwives who are in their data gathering phase of potential midwifery schools of interest to apply for in the future. Specifically, for those interested in learning more about student's experiences at UCSF + Cal-State Fullerton midwifery programs. It is a focused space to hear from students and ask questions.  

What will MMB Info Sessions for BIPOC Aspiring Midwives be like?  

The sessions will take place quarterly for an hour. This space is for BIPOC aspiring midwives by MMB BIPOC mentee led by MMB program mentees (midwifery students at UCSF & Cal-State Fullerton). An MMB student panel will discuss a topic of interest identified in advance by BIPOC aspiring midwives and students. All MMB mentees and mentors are welcome to attend. This space is for BIPOC aspiring midwives by MMB BIPOC mentees.  

I am interested! How do I sign up to join sessions?  

Fill out the interest form and you will be sent a calendar invite with zoom details for all upcoming sessions. The calendar invite will be sent out the week before the following session. Calendar invites will be sent out 1 week before the session when the interest form responses are checked, and new interested people are added to the calendar. If you fill out an interest form after that time, you will receive a calendar invitation a week before the following session. 

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MMB logo, Title and date of presentation, photos of Maritza and Marshawna




A Day in the Life of a Midwifery Student

Maritza Franqui & Marshawna Sparks; faciliated by MMB co-lead, Asmara Gebre; February 2022



Navigating my Midwifery Education & Motherhood with Art as my Side Hustle

Jordan Smith; faciliated by MMB co-lead, Asmara Gebre; July 2022 


Why Midwifery? & Navigating Life as a Student Midwife

Evelyn Arias & Nicole du Maine; facilitated by MMB Co-Lead, Amber Bell; November 2022



Pearls of Wisdom from Current Nurse-Midwifery Learners

Maya Combs & Pratima Subedee; facilitated by MMB Co-Lead, Asmara Gebre; February 2023