Claudia Nakama, MPH

Director of Special Projects

Claudia has a background in mechanical engineering and optical physics. She earned a BS in Mathematics from New York University and initially applied her education towards designing airplane components for the Department of Defense. Eventually, her love for technological geekery led her to managing productions combining old projection techniques with spatial augmented reality mapping and creative sound engineering for various theatrical venues throughout New York City.

Following a lifelong passion for nutrition, traditional medicine, and natural immune therapies, Claudia decided to move to Portland to refocus her professional endeavors and attend the Natural University of Natural Medicine, where she earned an MS in Public Health with a focus in global health systems.