Naomi is a Manager on the Public Engagement & Advocacy team, working to advance equitable school access, resource allocation, and long-term trust for DC students, families, and communities. She believes in the power and potential of young people and was drawn to Education Forward DC’s commitment to reimagining systems and advancing equity. Prior to joining Education Forward in 2022, Naomi served in a number of roles at Reading Partners DC, beginning as an AmeriCorps member in a DC public school and most recently as Community Engagement Director, where she built partnerships and engaged thousands of volunteers. She earned a BA in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity with a focus in public service from Stanford University and an MBA from Yale University. Originally from California, Naomi has spent eight years in DC and currently lives on Capitol Hill. She has never encountered a chocolate chip cookie recipe that she didn’t want to try at home and loves to learn new dance moves and trivia.
Naomi Yamawaki Shachter