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Naomi DiemerMellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Coordinator

Naomi Diemer currently serves as the program coordinator for the Emory Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program. She received her Bachelor's degree in African and African Diaspora Studies from Kennesaw State University and is a graduate student at Piedmont University, earning her MAT in History Education. Naomi uses she/they pronouns.

Over the years, Naomi has held various professional roles in women and gender educational outreach, survival support and victim advocacy, and public education. Previously, she worked as the administrative coordinator for Kennesaw State University's Women's Resource Center. While there, Naomi developed a vibrant and effective bystander intervention program to combat and reduce on-campus gender- and sexual-based violence. Just before the COVID-19 pandemic, Naomi began developing a local after-school program, the Bridge Learning Foundation (BRIDGE). BRIDGE aims to make education more accessible to black and brown students, prioritizing those living and learning in disinvested communities by curating and supplying free learning toolkits.

Before coming to Emory, Naomi briefly worked as a middle grades special education paraprofessional for seventh and eighth grades.

Naomi's research interests include Afro-Anarcha Feminism, Socialist Theory, Environmental Racism, Southern Oral Histories of Black Spirituality, and Education Accessibility.