Twenty questions with…Camila Pechous

Rachel McConnell
Lead with Tempo
Published in
2 min readFeb 13, 2023


Camila is Content design lead at Pinterest and a speaker at Lead with Tempo.

What was the last meal you cooked?

Rice and beans.

Dogs or cats?

Two dogs and one cat, because it’s my current situation.

What’s the one book that changed your life?

A poem book by Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa. Specially this verse:

“Be whole in everything. Put all you are

Into the smallest thing you do.”

Popcorn or ice-cream?

Ice cream.

Who inspires you?

Literally every single mom and immigrant in the world.

What was the last good thing you watched — series or film?

White Lotus season 2. It’s fun and uncomfortable. Deep topics of wealth, family, the awfulness of human beings, and privilege.

Introvert? Extrovert? Or both?

Both. I can be extrovert but I need the next day off to recharge my social battery.

Which app do you use the most?
Pinterest 😝

Night out or night in?

BK (before kids), night out always

AK (after kids), night in. in bed by 10 pm.

What’s your drink of choice (soft or otherwise)?

Espresso macchiato to start the day. Prosecco to start the weekend.

The worst advice you’ve ever been given?

“It’s too late for you”.

When was the last time you laughed till you cried?

Probably with my sisters when I last visited home.

Early bird or night owl?

Night owl. Everything is more interesting (and quieter) at night.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

A friend once jokingly paraphrased Cristina Yang (Grey’s Anatomy) to give me advice. It was something like “YOU are the sun.”

Where’s your favourite holiday destination?

San Diego. It’s been the summer destination with my twins since they were six months old. It’s one part hippie, one part lavish — my personality.

What one thing would you do if you were president/prime minister for the day?

Make significant changes on the U.S food system, and ban sugary drinks .

Who would play you in a movie of your life?

A mashup of Rihanna, Jodie Comer and Tessa Thompson.

What’s one thing you never leave home without?

Hand cream.

Tea or coffee?


Which dead tech would you bring back to life?

Cassettes. I know they’re back but I’d love to see a full takeover!

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Rachel McConnell
Lead with Tempo

Content and design leader. Found of Tempo. Author of Leading Content Design and Why you Need a Content Team and How to Build One