National Leadership Team Member
Nora is a certified yoga instructor with a focus on providing accessible, Yoga For All informed, body-positive classes for folks in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and abilities. Before having kids, she grew food professionally, both running and working on organic vegetable farms and raising pigs, cows, and chickens with her husband.
Nora lives with her family outside of Ithaca, in the Fingerlakes region of upstate NY. She is a full-time mom who is homeschooling her son Allen who is 8, and her daughter Rose who is 2, in addition to her volunteer work with her team Mothers Out Front Tompkins, where she serves as an Outreach Coordinator.
Nora has been part of Mothers Out Front since 2018, after she felt the need to plunge into climate action after she read the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report that year. Since then, the community she has cultivated with her local team and the empowerment she feels doing her small part has become a huge part of her life and who she is.
“For years I avoided engaging more deeply with climate issues because I was scared my anxiety would worsen with more frequent exposure to the enormous and terrifying issue of the climate crisis, but I have been relieved to find that the opposite has been true.”
She comes from a Quaker background and graduated from a small Quaker boarding high school. Her parents were involved in the anti-nuclear and peace movements. She was raised in northern Pennsylvania where she witnessed the exploitation of the land and people at the hands of the fracking industry has been a motivating force in her activism.