Meet the Pac Rim Chairs and Co-Chairs! After brief Introductions of the Pac Rim team, session attendees will be randomly assigned to virtual breakout rooms with other attendee(s). You will have several minutes to introduce yourselves and “talk story” with new friends from around the world! We will switch rooms several times during this session, so you’ll have the opportunity to meet others too! (Just think of this as the virtual equivalent of meeting someone in the hallway or in the line for coffee. What a great way to start each conference day!)
We encourage you to turn on your cameras and microphones for the partner meet and greet.
Facilitated by Dr. Naomi Rombaoa Tanaka.
Dr. Naomi Rombaoa Tanaka Center on Disability Studies at the College of Education, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - FacultyDr. Naomi Rombaoa TanakaCenter on Disability Studies at the College of Education, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Faculty
Center on Disability Studies at the College of Education, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Naomi Rombaoa Tanaka, Ph.D. is a faculty member of the Center on Disability Studies at the College of Education, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She is the Co-Coordinator of the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity Conference and creator of the Your Resilient Well-being topic area for the Pac Rim Innovation Celebration Day.
Naomi’s work aims to grow the strengths of educators, families, and students. She is passionate about strengthening teams through technical as well as adaptive leadership. Her area of interest is the use of technology to increase personal well-being, resilience, and peace.
Naomi is the author and illustrator of an award winning children’s book, Brighter, Brighter, Brighter!, which was originally created as a peace education project. Naomi holds a PhD in Learning Design and Technology and Interdisciplinary Certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies from UH Mānoa and a BS in Educational Studies/Family and Community Services and MS in Early Childhood/Special Education from the University of Oregon.