Homaira Naimi currently works on the Administrative Team at Freenome, a biotech startup that is developing technology to detect and treat cancer. She could not be happier working with a team of people-oriented individuals on a mission that she wholeheartedly supports. However, it took her a few opportunities to figure out the work environment she thrives in best.
She started her professional journey at The Chai Cart, a startup in the food industry, when she moved to the Bay Area after graduating from the University of Chicago. During this first experience, she gained immense insight into how to grow a small business and all the operations that allow it to function efficiently. She then moved onto a role in operations at another startup, S4 LLC, this time in the e-commerce space. After honing project management skills and collaborating with execs, she realized she wanted to provide direct support to executives, and therefore moved on to an Executive Assistant position at an executive recruiting firm, Russell Reynolds Associates.
Homaira remains excited about developing her professional life and finding a craft that will allow her to have a flexible schedule while working on something that matters to her. She is still exploring and wants to share her experience with uncertainty with others who feel lost because she feels we can all be happy professionally as long as we do not limit what is possible.