Working in partnership with UBC Science instructors, staff, and students, Naoko develops, implements, and evaluates strategies that enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) at UBC Science. She also works to enhance EDI sustainable capacity in UBC Science through training, consulting, communication, and collaboration. Naoko is cross-appointed between Skylight and the Equity & Inclusion Office.
Prior to coming to UBC, Naoko worked in academia, the private sector, and the federal government in Toronto and Ottawa for over a decade.
Naoko has a BA from Mount Allison University, a MA from McMaster University, and a PhD (Quantitative Sociology of Work, Health, & Immigration) from the University of Toronto.