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Where are you from?
I was born in Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria. My family moved to England when I was three years old, and then to the United States when I was eight. I have moved around a lot, so I claim wherever my parents are as home. Currently, I'm repping Chicago, Illinois.
What is your ethnicity?
I'm 100% Nigerian.
How old are you?
I'm 35 :)
What college, graduate school, medical school did you attend?
I attended the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (go Big Red)!
I graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Health, and Society.
Fun Fact: I applied early decision and got in on my birthday (December 10th).
I started my Masters in Public Health (MPH) at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA after graduating from college. Then I went on to start medical school at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN and completed my MPH between my second and third year. Subsequently, I graduated from my MPH in 2012 and medical school in 2014.
What do you like to do for fun?
I love to sing and dance. I was in some sort of choir until medical school and you can often find me blasting Afrobeats. I also have a unique skill for spacial arrangement and have a passion for decluttering and home organization. There’s something so peaceful about a minimal and fresh space. In an alternative universe, I would be the next Marie Kondo.
How do you balance your time between being a physician and everything else?
I have a Goal Manifestation List with what I want to achieve during the year saved in the notes section of my phone as a quick reference. I repetitively experienced burnout during my medical training, so two of my top priorities as an attending physician are self-care and healing. Therefore, I have alarms set throughout the day to give myself little gifts of love (e.g. morning meditation/devotional, morning and evening routines, and even to start my sleep hygiene). This allows me to anticipate and manage my energy so I can continue to add value to those around me.