Fadumo Yusuf

Biography

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 is the author of the novel, Ayan, of the Lucky. She 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.

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