Naomi Akiyama is a 16-year-old resident of Paramus, NJ. She has a passion for chemistry—specifically molecular geometry—and has done nanotech research with one of her teachers. In addition, she loves to write. According to Naomi, it’s important that teens actively take part in conversations about sex ed, and she loves the fact that Sex, Etc. is driven by teen writers. When she is not drafting a new piece for Sex, Etc. or honing her fantastic chemistry skills, she enjoys studying Japanese in hopes of achieving fluency. A junior, Naomi is most excited about the promise of a fast-paced curriculum this upcoming year. As for the future, Naomi hopes to work at SpaceX under Elon Musk (and to eventually purchase an awesome Tesla).