2012 Scholar

Naomi R. Wente
University of Minnesota-Morris

Naomi R. Wente
Passionate about local food systems, Naomi serves as the president of the local food co-op and on the steering committee for the Minnesota Food Co-op Board. Naomi is double majoring in environmental studies and political science at the University of Minnesota-Morris. At the age of 14, Naomi founded a sanitation campaign in Cambodia, One Toilet at a Time: Sustainable Sanitation. An organizer out on the prairie, Naomi is currently working on several local food projects through her service with GreenCorps as the Living Green Outreach: Local Food Systems Specialist. Naomi spends her free time cooking with friends while listening to public radio.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


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