Resilience Through Laughter
Naomi Shafer is a clown and a producer. She uses humor, playfulness and physical storytelling to turn power dynamics upside down. As the Executive Director of Clowns Without Borders USA, she produces clown tours in refugee camps, conflict zones and sites of natural disaster. She holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, an M.B.A. from Marlboro College, and a rubber chicken from the San Francisco Circus Center Clown Conservatory.
Maggie Cunha never dreamed she’d be working with a bunch of clowns—but she’s loving every minute. Maggie’s passion to connect people to the good they want to do in the world started in college when she established and built a university chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Fast Forward to 2022, Maggie has an MHP in Community Health Education, experience managing a $2M program, and lives in Argentina with her husband and 10-year-old son.