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Naomi DiemerMellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Coordinator

Naomi Diemer (they/them) is the program coordinator for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program. They obtained a B.A. in African and African Diaspora Studies with specializations in Women and Gender studies from Kennesaw State University. 

Over the years, Naomi has held various professional roles in higher education, community health and wellness, and K-12. Previously, they 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. Before joining the AAS staff at Emory, Naomi worked as a middle-grades special education paraprofessional, serving the needs of young students heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Naomi's interests take a holistic approach to community wellness and self-care, weaving together Afro-anarcha feminism, abolition, ecological awareness and environmental advocacy, Southern traditions of Black spirituality and magic, and education accessibility.