Naama graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a major in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations. She later earned her MPhil from Oxford University in Oriental Studies and her MFA in Acting from DePaul University. She is the recipient of the Pusey & Allerton and Kennicott Grant from Oxford University and the Harvard College Scholarship from Harvard University. Naama has published a collection of short stories and is currently enrolled at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture in their Certificate Program in Painting. Throughout the pandemic, Naama has been working with Senior Citizens with Alzheimer’s.
Naama has tutored upper elementary, middle school, high school, and college students for over three decades; she has taught elementary through high school students in classroom settings for over a decade. She understands that content presented to one student will often require alteration to be understood by another, and is skilled at both identifying and addressing a student’s particular needs: with patience, empathy, and respectful and clear communication. Having remained a student throughout her life, she is at home in the collaboration, trust, grounding, moments of discovery, and fragility inherent to learning. Naama is particularly keen to mentor students embarking on the college application process; she finds that process of self discovery and articulating one’s self and process to be incredibly rewarding, nurturing the possibility for a life long practice of doing so.
Naama is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild, as well as the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. She loves writing, swimming, taking long walks, dancing, and cooking.