I was born in Tralee where we lived for a short time. My family and I then had a brief stint in Offaly, spent my young childhood in Carrigtwohill in Cork, and then finally settled in Clare.
My mother is a Cork woman and my dad is from Nigeria, but they settled in Ireland where my dad set up his own GP practice. After graduating college in Galway, I moved to San Francisco for a year to get an introduction into working life - over there I completed a number of marketing internships which were all hugely beneficial.
I arrived back in Ireland to complete a Masters Degree in Marketing Practice which landed me in Dublin where I continued on in my marketing career. I worked with companies such as ESB and Peninsula.
It’s a really interesting and varied role. Working within a thriving coworking and innovation hub, which is only going from strength to strength since recovering from the impact of covid has been really rewarding.
This can vary hugely - I do love going out trying new food and new experiences but every once in a while, getting cozy on the couch is definitely the more preferred option.
I’m an early bird for sure, ever since I can remember I have been that annoying person who is ready to rock in the morning and has no issues rolling out of bed. Whereas if a movie starts past 9pm on a weekday there is no way I’m staying awake!
I find I have enough time to get my work done, and enough time at the weekend to relax and do other life admin. We do have lots of interesting events that sometimes can happen at the weekend, but I don’t mind that as it’s always a team effort!
For some reason I haven’t been to Italy yet, so I would go to any city there. I particularly like the look of Lake Garda or Lake Como. I love pasta and wine too so it makes sense. I would bring my closest friends as we always have a laugh no matter where we are.
Yes! I try to head home to Clare at least once a month to see my parents, family and nephews, and love planning trips with friends too.
I love yoga and going for dips in the sea. I also get very into sports matches even though I wouldn’t really know all the rules for rugby or football matches.
I love to host people because I love researching and finding fun places to go and nice places to eat/drink. So technically I outsource the hosting!
I’m still figuring this out seeing as I’m new to Cork as an adult, but I love Filtr coffee. Cask is amazing for drinks. And Sonflour has really tasty veggie Italian food.
Sunday nights are definitely for relaxing. I try to do any little jobs earlier in the day so I can just fully chill by watching some Netflix or cooking some nice food.
6.20am on the dot! I work early for half of the week so it means I need to wake slightly earlier. My body usually will wake before 7 even without an alarm.