Naomi is a Japanese American writer-director based in Los Angeles. She is currently a writer on Lena Waithe’s new half hour dramedy, Twenties. Prior to writing for Twenties she worked as a writer on Damon Wayans Jr.’s CBS show Happy Together. Naomi holds an MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and has written for LA Weekly and Los Angeles Magazine. Her short film, Lost & Found, was included in the inaugural Women Behind the Lens showcase at Paramount Studios and Ryan Murphy’s Director showcase. Her pilot script Rice, Fish, and La Croix was named the Cinestory TV Fellowship Winner, a WAN Writer’s workshop winner, and was the first pilot to go through the Outfest Screenwriting Lab in 21 years. She is an alumni of the CBS Writer’s Program and Ryan Murphy’s HALF Director’s Program. Her Japanese sushi chef father is slowly coming to terms with the fact that she will never be a straight doctor-lawyer-engineer but instead will always be a very queer dramedy writer. Just kidding. Her parents think she’s in her 10th year of med school.