Nora grew up in the Appalachian mountains of western Massachusetts and has always had a passion for outdoor adventure. At Williams College she studied Comparative Literature and Spanish and spent a year studying in Madrid. She also discovered her love of rock climbing, and became a trip leader with the Williams Outing Club. After graduating, Nora spent a year with AmeriCorps doing environmental education and trail service.
Some of Nora’s most impactful experiences have come from her extensive travel in Argentina and Chile. She has explored Patagonia on multiple backpacking and rock climbing trips and is a perennial tango student in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She believes in the power of shared language to foster meaningful human connection across geography and cultures.
Nora is a seasoned outdoor experiential educator, as she instructed for four years at the North Carolina Outward Bound School before joining the FBRA community. During her Outward Bound career she taught her students leadership and communication skills to help them develop personally and as members of a team. More than anything, she loves empowering her students and helping them realize just how capable they are.