Welcome to the Family, Nujuma!
We recently welcomed a new designer to our work better family! Nujuma Ibrahim is originally from Ethiopia, where her family still resides. She moved to the states in 2009 to attend Virginia Tech. She has a passion for helping people through design and we are thrilled to have her as part of our family here at OPX!
Degree: 2014 Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Virginia Tech
First Job: Referee for Virginia Tech Basketball and Volleyball
Favorite Place Traveled: Mexico
Q: Why did you decide to go into interior design?
A: “I believe design is about helping people, and that’s what I want to do!”
Q: Why did you choose OPX?
A: “It seemed like a team oriented environment and that they invest in their people, and that is the kind of place I want to work in.”
Q: If you could meet anyone in the world, living or passed, who would it be?
A: “Nelson Mandela.”
Q: Tell us more about yourself!
A: “I have 6 siblings – 3 brothers and 3 sisters and I’m the baby. I grew up in Ethiopia and moved to the states in 2009 to attend Virginia Tech, so I’ve been here for 7 years. My whole family is still in Ethiopia, except me and my oldest sister who lives in Memphis. I visited Ethiopia last March and that was the last time I had been back in 4 years! I love to travel and have an inner passion for sports, health and the active lifestyle.”