Meet Naomi, a 17-year-old New Jersey native and self-described Hufflepuff. Naomi is hardworking, intelligent and compassionate. She brings these strengths to all parts of her life, whether it’s her pursuit of nanochemistry research, dedication to the New Milford Ambulance Corps (where she is training to become an emergency medical technician (EMT)), mastery of the Japanese language or work with a local Chinese school. This will be Naomi’s third year writing for Sex, Etc., and she has discovered that sex education is not only important but also fun and engaging! When she isn’t writing for the magazine and blog, Naomi enjoys reading the latest thrillers from the Millennium Series by Stieg Larsson. Her favorite character from the series is, by far, Lisbeth Salander, a woman who is, in Naomi’s words, “smart, assertive and capable,” qualities that she and Naomi share.