Naomi has been a member of the Concordia Shanghai community for just over a year and a half. During this time she has had an opportunity to explore many of her favorite things through the opportunities given here including art, music, musicals, and new adventures. This school year alone she has had the opportunity to not only explore this great city of Shanghai more but has also visited Thailand, Taiwan, Harbin, and will be going to Japan this spring. She hails from the diverse state of New Jersey though she spent almost 10 years in the Chicago area studying at Concordia University Chicago and working as a Director of Christian Education for a Lutheran Church. In addition she enjoys coaching, coffee, socializing, and of course, her amazing kindergarten students!