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Naomi Ishisaka has 15 years of experience in journalism and publishing. She is now the Director of Communications for the Training Partnership and Health Benefits Trust, an organization that provides training and health benefits to home-care workers in Washington state. Between 2008-2010, she was Communications Director for OneAmerica (formerly Hate Free Zone). Until October 2008, Ishisaka served for the previous eight years as the Editor in Chief of ColorsNW Magazine, a monthly magazine focusing on communities of color in the Northwest. As editor, Ishisaka managed all aspects of the editorial direction and execution of the magazine as well as served as the public face of the magazine in the community. Ishisaka is a Seattle native and worked at several Puget Sound newspapers, including The Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The News Tribune and the Bremerton Sun. She was an Institute for Justice and Journalism Fellow studying immigration and border issues and was a Spring 2005 fellow of the German Marshall Fund and traveled throughout Europe to better understand trans-Atlantic relationships. In 2005 and 2006, Ishisaka traveled to the Gulf Coast states to cover the affects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on communities of color.Ishisaka volunteers with a number of grassroots people of color community organizations as a photographer, graphic designer, organizer and communications consultant.Ishisaka is a graduate of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., and has a B.A. in ethnic studies and journalism.

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