Naomi joined BOPN as a Lead Teacher for summer 2022 and has continued as a substitute teacher for the school year. She grew up in the Boston area, graduated from Oberlin College in 2018, and has been back living in Boston since then. She has been working with children since she was 17, including at summer camps, preschools, and her current role as an after school teacher in Brookline.
Naomi has always had a great appreciation for nature and spent much of her childhood exploring the beautiful outdoor spaces that the Boston area and New England have to offer, including the Blue Hills, the Charles River Esplanade, the Berkshires, Maine, and New Hampshire.
The Arnold Arboretum holds a special place in Naomi's heart, as she spent nearly every day there, going for long walks, exploring the plant life, and rollerblading, during spring 2020’s lockdown. Naomi is thrilled to be back at the Arboretum this summer, and to be able to be part of the nature education experience for children. It is so important to learn all that the natural world has to teach us, as well as how we can care for the natural world in return.
Naomi loves to read mystery novels, do jigsaw puzzles, and bake banana bread. She is also currently learning to play the ukulele and speak Mandarin Chinese.