Naomi Eisenberg ‘18
Economics Major, Hebrew Minor
MA, United States
Naomi is a sophomore majoring in Economics and minoring in Hebrew from Newton, Massachusetts. She is interested in social justice through an economic lens, specifically through social entrepreneurship. As an alumna of the Global Scholars Program at African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa, she has a deep interest in how collaboration and ideation can spark changes that cause impact, both small and large. This past summer she worked in an at-risk youth village in southern Israel with teenage girls who were fleeing domestic violence. There, she taught English and dance classes while also learning about minority groups across Israel.
On campus, Naomi is a member of the Oratory Society, working as a public speaking coach. She also works as a peer writing tutor, is a member of Poor Form, a spoken-word poetry performance group, and dances recreationally with the Middlebury dance community. Beyond her coursework in Economics, she tries to take as many creative writing classes as she can. In the near future, Naomi hopes to build a public speaking workshop on campus for women with the intention of alleviating some of the anxieties young women face in the classroom and in every day life when it comes to using one’s own voice.