We are excited to welcome two fellows to the Gobee team this summer: Naomi Baer and Brooke Staton. From the more than 100 applications for the fellowship, both Brooke and Naomi stood out as exceptional fits for our ethos at Gobee. In the short time they have worked with us, we have already seen Brooke and Naomi’s unique experience and perspective stretch Gobee in new directions.
Just before Gobee, Naomi acted as Chief Operating Officer at Net Impact, leading a community of over 60,000 students and young professionals working to create positive social and environmental change. Naomi brings significant experience in the international development sector, having joined Kiva as one of its earliest employees and serving as a member of its executive team. She is also a founding board member of myAgro, a Mali-based social enterprise that offers SMS-based micro-savings to smallholder farmers in West Africa. She has two decades of experience in international communications and programs, with a focus on social entrepreneurship, community building and engagement, business process development, and locally-driven innovation. She’s now planning to use the Fellowship to deepen her design skills to bring into the next stage of her career. We’re excited about her experience in scaling up organizations as it applies to several of our active efforts at Gobee.