Class of 2016, Twin Cities
Current Job: Student at St. Catherine's University
The theme of Nimo Mohamed’s life is this: Taking the chances she’s been given and making the best choices. She is the child of immigrant parents; the third oldest of six children. Like many immigrant families, her family left Somalia to escape a war zone. They chose to leave in order to provide a safer, better life for their children.
Nimo knows this was a difficult choice, and she is forever grateful to them. She was born in West Philadelphia, but her parents soon relocated the family to Minnesota to join the growing Somali community and have access to better job prospects. Because of this choice, Nimo and her siblings can pursue college and become successful professionals.
“I want to be a leader. I want to build strong communities. Genesys Works set me up for success.”
She started a Genesys Works internship after facing many stereotypes and prejudice. She learned that knowledge is power and earned the confidence to overcome stereotypes. While working at her Genesys Works internship at Target headquarters, she realized greatness is within everyone.
She is now studying at St. Catherine’s University, studying public health with a minor in public policy. Nimo is passionate about healthcare and empowering women. Her parents and her faith have instilled in her a deep sense of respect for everything and everyone in her life. She is working to create positive change in her community – and quite possibly the whole world. “I want to be a leader,” Nimo said. “I want to build strong communities. I want to make the world a better place.” And we strongly believe that she will!
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