Hometown: North Palm Beach, FL
Research interests: Relationship between of Muslim and Christian communities in the Middle East; Arab-Israeli conflict
Naomi Smith graduated from Emory University in 2015 with a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies and a minor in Arabic. Before beginning her studies at Emory, Naomi participated in a gap year program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she fell in love with the Arabic language through her experiences as part of the first class of the Arabic Immersion Program. During her time at Emory, Naomi spent a summer studying abroad at Al-Akhawayn University in Morocco, as well as another semester at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prior to beginning her studies at Georgetown, Naomi moved to Jerusalem and worked as a copy editor and freelance writer at The Jerusalem Post.