Naomi Joseph (she/her/hers) joined the UC Santa Barbara Sociology department in 2018. As a PhD Candidate, she studies cross-racial solidarity and South Asian American activism. Before coming to UCSB, she worked as a Senior Analyst for Abt Associates in the DC metro area, and as a Program Officer at Financial Services Volunteer Corps. Naomi is a past co-convener of the UCSB Asian American Studies Collective, and past President of the UCSB Asian Pacific Islander Graduate Student Alliance. She was awarded the Dixon-Lexy Service Award from UCSB in 2020, and the Graduate Enrichment Fellowship from the UCSB Sociology Department in 2021. Naomi holds a Masters in Sociology from UCSB, a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and Bachelors degrees in International Relations and English from Michigan State University.