Naomi Samuel: Scholar

About Naomi

Naomi is a Master’s of Industrial and Labor Relations candidate at Cornell University. Before this, she was as a researcher at the University of Texas at Arlington and worked in management consulting after graduating from Southern Methodist University with degrees in Marketing & English. She loves interrogating the constructs of display (i.e., appearance, self-presentation, communication, attire) and dominance (e.g., anti-racism, hierarchy) at work. She’s currently working on creative interventions to increase inclusion at work through positive deviance. Naomi is an outspoken advocate of ending natural hair discrimination via #TheCROWNAct. 

Research | Projects | Poetry

Photo by the talented Annania Tadesse

Naomi’s mission: as an interdisciplinary graduate, Naomi believes that at the intersect of multiple domains of knowledge exists a new form of thought which can make the world more equitable.

Business Natural: An ongoing movement to end workplace natural hair discrimination.

DEIB @ Allbirds: Developing and launching the first Allbirds DEIB webpage through interviews, research, and cross-organizational collaboration.