About Fadumo Yusuf

β€œTo the children of this world who lost their homes to war and oppression. May we all find peace and an accepting home.” Fadumo Yusuf

Fadumo Yusuf better known by her nickname, Derbi, was born in East Africa to Somali parents. She immigrated to Minneapolis, Minnesota with her family when she was a teenager.
Fadumo obtained Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of St. Thomas and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Minnesota. Fadumo works in the medical device industry where she works on developing new medical technologies.
In this blog Fadumo shares her writing. She enjoys writing uplifting stories, personal reflections, Somali poems, and exploring her cultural identities. Fadumo is the author of Ayan, of the Lucky. She is also one of the authors featured in Green Card Voices book, STEM Voice – Stories from Minnesota Immigrants Working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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