Nora was raised in Eugene and after graduating high school took a non-traditional path by
traveling abroad for over two years. She visited many different developing countries around the
world where she spent her time volunteering at various non-profits and grassroots organizations
that focused on social and environmentally sustainable practices within marginalized communities.
She then completed her B.A. at Portland State University in International Studies and a minor in
Communications. After spending the last two years working in youth development and program
coordination in Alaska, Nora moved home to Eugene to give back to the community that helped
shape her. Nora is very passionate about creating sustainable and mutually beneficial connections
both locally and abroad. She believes in the power of community connection and is motivated to
empower individuals to see the endless potential that we all have inside us.