In November 2014, Caterina Montagnoli graduated with distinction in Midwifery at the University of Verona conducting in collaboration with the higher healthcare Italian institute the thesis: “Migrants wellbeing after childbirth: a follow up at 6 months”. Her interest in applied midwifery amongst ethnical minorities, pushed her to go to Encarnacion, Paraguay, where she worked as a midwife both in a healthcare center and a local public Hospital, improving her intercultural skills and campaigning for breastfeeding. Once back to Europe, she moved to Switzerland where she conducted at the International Centre for Migration Health and Development a study on services for Reproductive Health amongst migrants in the Geneva area. After that, she moved to Munich where she worked as a professional Midwife at the University Hospital “Klinikum Großhadern”.
Specially interested in Reproductive health amongst displaced people and minorities, she completed her academic education and specialized in anthropology, reproductive health and migration. Together with Arinze Awiligwe, she co-founded the Global Health Young Professionals Initiative in April 2018. After having worked as a research scholar at the University Hospital of Verona for a project in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Health, she is now working as teaching and research assistant at the department of midwifery, school of health sciences of Geneva, university of applied sciences and arts of western Switzerland.