Naomi Gudino

She/her | Communications Manager

Employer: Partners in Diversity

Moved Here from: Houston, TX on October 2021

Why did you move here?

I visited Portland two years ago after my brother died from cancer. I wanted to get out in nature and mourn. I did not realize that despite going through the roughest part of my life, I felt so much joy and happiness being in Portland. It felt like my forever home. However, I did realize it was not very diverse, and I thought I could contribute to helping change that. I decided to move here with the hopes of making a positive difference in this part of the country in any way I could.

What is one thing that you need/want from a community right now?

I would love a more culturally diverse community where I can dive into different cultures like I used to back in Houston.

What kind of civic connection are you interested in making?

I want to connect to a diverse group of professionals around the area to build a community that could potentially help me diversify the PNW more.