Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, Naomi started working in the CIE-SJRC July of 2019. Through the work of the CIE-SJRC, she hopes that, every day, more students, staff, and faculty will feel they can show up authentically as they are, wherever they are. She believes the CIE-SJRC is a place where all people, herself included, can seek wholeness and healing through liberatory learning.
Naomi comes from a background in humanitarian aid and international development. She previously worked in the South West Asian and North African (SWANA) region where she managed psychosocial projects in the north of Jordan, which focused on identity and relational development with refugee populations. Naomi holds a Bachelor of Arts from Taylor University in International Studies (Middle East Studies) and a Master of Science from SOAS, University of London, in Violence, Conflict and Development. She enjoys watching WNBA games with her wife, reading memoires, and spending time with her two dogs, Milo and Otis!