Being on the Titan Softball team is a great honor for me. I’m the first one in my family to get a scholarship to play a sport at a Division 1 university.Daisy Muñoz, criminal justice major and Titan Softball infielder
Stories of Impact: Evelynn Dronberger
During my pregnancy and labor, I was constantly told what was going to happen and never asked what I wanted to do. It took a midwife, whom I saw postpartum, to explain what happened and to provide support processing my son’s birth.
I was inspired to become a midwife because of the birth stories I heard from friends and my own birth story. One shared thread in these stories was our mistreatment by the medical system. Midwives seemed to be the key to maintaining patient autonomy and respecting labor and birth.
I chose CSUF because the midwifery program was designed to accommodate working nurses, which is rare to find. Many working nurses attend online programs, but being on campus was important to me because I love interacting with my professors and classmates in person.
As students, we benefit from such amenities as the School of Nursing’s new Fudge Family Women’s Health Simulation Lab and Training Center. The lab provides a realistic environment to practice patient interactions with simulated mannequins — an invaluable experience.
As a queer, nonbinary person, I am proud of the diversity of CSUF’s nursing cohorts to reflect the communities that we serve. My goal as a midwife is to incorporate shared decision-making into all interactions with patients. I want to help my patients feel heard and in charge of their care. I also hope to provide fertility assistance to queer couples. These goals feel attainable thanks to my education at Cal State Fullerton.
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