Originally from Kenya, Naomi Mumbi Maina is a doctoral student with SEPN at the University of Saskatchewan in the School of Environment and Sustainability. She earned two Masters of Science degrees in Mass Communications and Social Responsibility from St. Cloud State University (SCSU) in Minnesota. During her studies she was involved in anti-racism organizing and cross-cultural education with immigrant women in Central Minnesota. She also helped organize the Annual Global Social Responsibility Conference, that brought together activist grassroots organizations to discus issues of social justice, peace, environment, human rights and animals. Her research interest is on how various actors are engaged in the enactment of sustainability, with a focus on how historically marginalized groups can effectively contribute to advancing sustainability policy and practice in higher education. Since joining SEPN she has been researching the growth of the fossil fuel divestment movement across Canadian higher education institutions.

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