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“I’ve got a long way to go to being my ultimate best – but I think my time is now and I’m on my way.” Kennia Escobar is on her way to amazing things and she proved that when she puts her mind to something, it gets done! It is not easy to work full time and go to school, but Kennia had a plan and she did what it took to get there! Congratulations!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I graduated from University of Redlands with a bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2015. I worked as a veterinary nurse assistant for 5 years before deciding on starting my schooling as a diagnostic medical sonographer.
Where have you worked since you graduated and where do you currently work? What is your title?
I am fortunate enough to be able to continue my job as a veterinary nurse assistant and also work at a Maternal Fetal Medicine clinic as a sonographer.
What type of things do you do on your job day to day?
As a sonographer, I am able to scan women in different stages of their pregnancy to check the growth and health of their babies as well as any potential complications. I pass along my findings to the doctor who then comes up with their treatment plan if there is anything of concern.
What do you like about your career?
I enjoy the fact that every day is a chance to learn something new and also an opportunity to help expectant mothers with their complicated pregnancies.
What are your career goals for the future?
I am currently working on getting my ARDMS specialties in OB/GYN and Abdomen. I am also hoping to one day learn fetal echo.
How did Casa Loma College help you get where you are today?
Casa Loma gave me the knowledge and the skills to go out and be ready to learn from real patients and real sonographers.
What was your experience like getting a job after you graduated?
Thankfully, I was able to be placed in an amazing clinical site where the staff was very welcoming and willing to teach me. I was fortunate enough to have been offered a job there and have been working there for a little more than a month now.
What was the biggest obstacle you had to overcome getting into the program?
I was really worried about having to stop working while I did my schooling. Luckily, the evening classes worked perfectly with my schedule and I was able to continue working during the day and then go to class in the evenings.
What are some highlights from your time at Casa Loma College?
I met some incredible people and made some great friendships. It feels more like an extended family because we are all working hard to reach the same goal and we support each other along the way.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy reading and catching up on tv shows. Unfortunately concerts and music festivals have been cancelled but hopefully everything will go back to normal soon.
Where do you see yourself five years from now in your career?
In 5 years I hope to have all my specialties and certifications completed and have a stable career. I hope to stay in the field of OB/GYN, but I am open to other opportunities as well.
What advice can you give current students and new graduates that can help them be successful?
Scanning skills and speed come with practice so don’t feel discouraged or let it hold you back. Also, how professional you are with patients plays a big part in how potential employers view you as a potential future employee.
What’s the best advice you can give incoming students and students currently in the DMS program?
It may seem overwhelming at times and like too much to learn but ask questions and ask professors for help. Everyone is willing to teach you as long as you are willing to learn and put in the work.
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