Staff Spotlight: 20 Questions in 2 Minutes with Farhiya Mohamud
20 Questions in 2 Minutes is our series of interviews with Management Council staff members. This week’s guest is Farhiya Mohamud, RemotEDx Connectivity Champion, with the Customer Services and Support team.
- What is your least favorite food?
Hard question. I love food, so I don’t really have a least favorite. No, no, I take that back. Quinoa is so disgusting.
- If you had unlimited money to start your own business, what would it be?
I would start a childcare or whole school system in a third world country with the best staff.
- If you got to name a new country, how would you decide what to call it?
I love my mom, so I would probably name it after my mom.
- What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
I had a door-to-door sales job once that was horrible. I can’t do door-to-door sales. That was the worst. I only had it for one day.
- What’s the most important holiday you spend with your family and why?
As a Muslim, we only celebrate two holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, so they are both important. Eid al-Fitr is after Ramadan and is the most important because fasting is over.
- Do you have any pet peeves?
Yes. Angry drivers. I just can’t. Why are you so angry? If you’re angry, you shouldn’t be on the road. It’s a red flag.
- If you could meet anyone living or dead, who would you meet?
My grandma died two years ago, and I was the only one in the room. I would want to see her again.
- What’s your favorite ice cream topping?
- When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a doctor, teacher, and a lot of other things. Elementary through middle school, I wanted to be a teacher. Somehow in high school that changed to a doctor, then an accountant, then teacher again.
- Who inspires you?
My mom is my biggest inspiration. And my husband.
- Have you ever disliked something and then changed your mind?
Yes. I disliked onions for the longest time. Then I started sautéing my own, and now I can’t cook without adding onions.
- Who is the newest member of your family?
On my mom’s side, my little sister is two years old. Of my whole family, my niece is a couple of months old. And maybe my husband.
- What do you see trending today?
I don’t follow trends much. The Bernie Sanders memes are the best thing lately.
- If you could play an instrument, what would it be?
A violin. I don’t know why. They just look hard to play, and they look like such a challenge. I like the sound they make.
- What’s something you find challenging about your work?
Well, for me, the most challenging thing as a Connectivity Champion is waiting to see if the Ohio 8 will contact us. The waiting is the hardest part for me.
- What three traits define you?
I don’t think there are three specific traits that define me. There aren’t just three things that can define me.
- What is your personal philosophy?
I believe a teacher philosophy: all children should have the right to proper and updated education. I love kids, and every child should have the ability to learn. Every child should have the same opportunity.
- Describe a “win” from the work you’ve done.
I was helping a grandma whose daughter was at the hospital, and I was able to help her connect to the Chromebook so that her grandson could connect to school. She was so happy. My win was being able to help her and have her grandson connected to school.
- How do you define success?
I feel like success is what you make it. For me, it’s being stable and helping out my family. I don’t want millions and billions of dollars (I won’t say no, though), but everyone’s success looks different. One person’s definition is different from another. My success is being able to take of my family.
- What is your favorite thing about working at the Management Council?
I think everyone is really nice and supportive. I like my teammates. My favorite thing about working here is definitely the people. They are a great support system.