Samona Norombaba

Special Assistant to Vice President of Programs

Phone: 907-334-0526


Samona Norombaba joined Rasmuson Foundation in October 2018 and currently serves as special assistant to the vice president of programs. She manages the vice president’s schedule, the Program Team’s agenda for meetings and other tasks. She began as administrative assistant and also served as finance and grants assistant making sure that checks got out the door.

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 previously worked 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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