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Carly McHugh (Class of 2010) shares her journey to Donor Lead Specialist in the world of IVF.

I had the privilege of attending Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School from PrePrep through to Year 12 and think back on my school years with the fondest memories. I can without a doubt say that my time there has played an enormous role in getting me where I am today. 

I started my university career with a Bachelor of Marketing and after one semester decided it wasn’t for me. I packed up my things and moved overseas where I worked and travelled for a year across Europe. That experience and the people I met along the way inspired me to change my thinking and upon my return home I transferred to a degree of Biomedical Science, (hard to believe as anyone from Ivanhoe Girls’ would tell you how much I struggled with Science through my schooling years!) From there I completed a Graduate Diploma in Reproductive Science and then completed a Master of Clinical Embryology. 

Soon after graduating, I started my career as an Embryologist. Day to day I micro-manipulate gametes and create embryos to hopefully help people have the family they have always dreamt of. Witnessing human life at its earliest stage and knowing it has the potential to form a baby is more rewarding than can be put into words. I am incredibly grateful to be in this line of work and am so passionate about what we achieve in the fertility industry for our patients.