Naomi Maina is the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Fellow at CityStudio Vancouver. Her fellowship is offered through the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, and focuses on integrating equity into sustainability policy and practice at the City of Vancouver.
Originally from Kenya, Naomi moved to the United States and Canada to pursue her Masters and Doctoral studies in Mass Communications, Social Responsibility and Environment and Sustainability. She has been involved in anti-racism organizing and cross-cultural education with African American and immigrant women in Central Minnesota. Her research interest is on how various actors are involved in the enactment of sustainability, with a focus on how historically marginalized groups can contribute to advancing sustainability in higher education policy and practice. She enjoys exploring local places, spending quality time with family and friends, trying out new vegetarian recipes and singing with her church group.