Samona Norombaba

Finance and Grants Assistant

Phone: 907-334-0526


Samona Norombaba joined Rasmuson Foundation in October 2018 as administrative assistant. She staffs our ever-busy front desk and juggles accounting and administrative tasks.

A Florida transplant, Samona moved to Alaska in 2015 and at first worked in tourism, sharing Alaska with visitors. Before settling in Anchorage, she lived in Seward. She spent a lot of her growing-up years in Florida cities including St. Petersburg, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, as well as in Illinois.

Samona also works for the Anchorage International Film Festival as program director, managing volunteers who screen the more than 1,000 submissions to pick those to show. Outside the office, she loves hiking and backpacking


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