Nora is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication with a focus on Rhetoric and Political Culture. Prior to her time at Maryland, she completed her two year commitment as a corps member with Teach For America in Memphis as a fifth grade teacher. She attended DePauw University, earning her Bachelor of Arts in 2013. Her research interests revolve around rhetorical understanding of peace and peace education. Nora also currently teaches COMM 107: Oral Communication: Principles and Practices.