One of the reasons why we formed We Are Egg Donors is to bridge conversations between egg donors and academics (of course, these groups are not mutually exclusive: some egg donors are also academics). We are thrilled and honored to interview Dr. Daisy Deomampo, who is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Fordham University. She is also a medical anthropologist who is conducting a study on US-based egg donors and women considering egg donation.
A big thank you to Suraiya Jetha, doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who collaborated with us on this interview. (Fun fact: Suraiya briefly interned at WAED when our organization first formed. We doesn't always have interns, but when we do, they are wildly overqualified for the task.)
If you're an egg donor who would like to participate in this study, or ask questions about it, please contact Dr. Deomampo directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her study is open to current egg donors, former egg donors, and people considering becoming egg donors in the United States, especially those who identify as Asian, Asian American, or of a mixed race Asian background.