Ms. Shelton has deep experience in public policy both at the national and local levels. As of January 2021, Naomi also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Charter Collaborative, the only national nonprofit supporting the work of charter school leaders of color. Currently, Ms. Shelton is the Director of Community Engagement at KIPP Foundation, a nonprofit that provides tools, resources, and training to KIPP schools and communities across the country. She also was the Director of K-12 Advocacy at UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. There, Ms. Shelton focused on national education initiatives and community engagement efforts to ensure more African-American students are college and career ready. She also spent several years working in Washington, DC’s Executive Office of the Mayor and in several District agencies. She spearheaded efforts to improve online access to city services and greater efficiency between departments. A life-long resident of Washington, DC, Ms. Shelton also worked in the private sector, providing project and crisis management, and public relations counsel. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi.