Tell us about yourself. Who are you to the world?
I'm Pearl Isawumi, mum of Ayo and Temi, wife of Femi and Senior Insights Account Manager at Unite Us. I was born and raised in Nigeria. I enjoy traveling, swimming and bedtime reading/snuggles with my 2 boys.
Was there a moment when you first realized you had moxy?
I first realized I had moxy when I decided to transition from my medical career in Nigeria to fly across the Atlantic to study public health in the frigid cold of Minnesota, and in a country where I had no immediate family relatives. This transition is by far one of the best decisions of my life as it led me to a new career, family and friends turned family.
Share something unsuspecting about you?
I still get chills when I think about the fact that I knew my in-laws (back in Nigeria) years before a mutual friend here in Minnesota introduced me to my husband. My father-in-law was a professor at the University where I attended medical school in Nigeria, and his mum often asked his sister to bring food to the medical students (me and my 2 roommates), who could not travel home for the holidays.
How do you recharge your moxy?
While I don't get to do this as often as I would like, I enjoy the fully-charged feeling after a day at the spa