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Nayo Thomas

Operations and Events Manager

Nayo Thomas is the Operations and Events Manager at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). In this role, Nayo serves as a key member of IHEP’s Operations Team by providing day-to-day management of all operational facilities and event planning. This includes planning and executing the convening of external and internal colleagues, stakeholders, and partners. Before joining IHEP, Nayo worked for other non-profits such as the Association of Black Cardiologists and the Henry L. Stimson Center. Originally from Denver, Colorado, she also interned with the United States Air Force and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. 

Nayo attended Howard University in Washington D.C. where she studied political science and business administration. In keeping with IHEP’s mission, Nayo is continuing her education journey and is currently studying business management.