Naomi Leilani Salcedo
Operations & Program Manager
Naomi is a graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she majored in Sociology and minored in Asian American Studies. In college, she chaired the ASAM student advisory board advocating for Asian American students on campus. As a research assistant she participated in organizing Midwest's first Queer Asian American Archive and Oral History Collection. She was also an archivist for former Latino/a/x LGBTQ community organization, Amigas Latinas. Naomi first became involved with AFIRE back in 2016, as a volunteer. After graduation, she joined AFIRE's team as a Communications VISTA through Americorps.