Naomi O’Connor, Development Operations and Systems Manager, joined the Chicago Humanities Festival in 2014. Originally from California, she earned her BA in Sociology, concentrated in Interaction and Group Relations from California State University Long Beach. Naomi holds her Illinois Substitute teaching license and has done extensive work as a teaching artist in crucial after school programs, to include Youth Guidance and Ready, Study, Go!. As a movement artist, she is currently a performing member of Chicago-based Valerie Alpert Dance Company. Previously, Naomi has been employed by such cultural organizations as Jay-Son Tisa Dance Company, American Theater Company, Next Theater Company, Ballet Austin, Mojalet Dance Collective, and the San Diego Zoological Society.