Naomi Vickers joined the TMI team to experience the process involved in creating change in the Richmond community and abroad. She plans on becoming an international aid worker specializing in women’s rights and education, and is kick-starting her passion for social change through interning with TMI.
One of the aspects of TMI that I found most interesting is its investment in quantifiable change. This continuously reminds the company that real change is not just discussions and meetings, but the effects these have on people. In order to open peoples’ minds to welcome diversity, you have to change their mindsets: a formidable challenge. TMI strives to achieve this daily, and its persistence and accomplishments are inspiring.
As a high schooler at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies, Naomi endeavors to impact people by making them think about others. She received Style Weekly Magazine’s “Top 16 Under 16” award for volunteer work, environmentalism, and athletic achievement, and has competed twice at the National Catholic Forensics League national competition. She enjoys musical theatre, working with children, and reminding herself and others just how big the world is.